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California State Parks has a Gold mine to sell ya. Recent action by a Senate subcommittee of the Legislature recommending the Empire Mine State Historic Park be sold. Due to ongoing contaminated water leaking from the mine into Wolf Creek in Grass Valley, the state is looking to unload the mine, although no asking price for the property is known. The water cleanup alone costs $5 million dollars annually. Grass Valley Mayor Dan Miller says Numont Mining corporation who owns the mining rights to the property is not doing their part.
Miller wants to get the public involved and let our legislators know that our history is at risk.
You can sign the petition to save the Empire Mine State park at the following address.