Vandals Damage Historic Mining Site

Feb 26, 2009 Full story: casperstartribune.net
SOUTH PASS -- Vandals allegedly caused an estimated $30,000 in damage at two mine sites in the the South Pass area after crashing a vehicle through a locked gate and damaging parts of the old gold mine that's been the object of a 5-year, $3 million restoration project according to the Casper Star.

One geologist wasn't surprised because the mine probably contains more than a $billion in gold and he suspects the vandals were frustrated with the government.

According to the Star Tribune, the vandals broke windows, forced access to the underground workings of the mine & damaged other property at the site. Authorities discovered the vandalism on Feb. 11, but believe the incident occurred on or around Feb. 8.

Authorities have estimated the damage at the Carissa Mine at more than $10,000. Owners of the nearby Atlantic City mine building estimated damage at around $20,000.

South Pass City sprang up during the 1867-68 gold rush. It's located next to the famous crossing of the Continental Divide along the Oregon Trail, which gave the city its name (MORE - click on Headline to read all of the story). Full Story

Since: Oct 08

Gilbert, AZ

#1 Mar 4, 2009
Disgusting that the legislature would TAKE this mine from the public. Lets VOTE against all members of the legislature and start over!

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