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Big Cut Mine facts

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From page A5 | February 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

EDITOR: Regarding the Big Cut Mine fiasco and government lies concerning same, it’s time for a few facts about the matter.

1. The story about Webber Creek out of the bright blue sky becoming suddenly and mysteriously polluted: a lie.
2. Gold mining: there are no gold trammels or sluice boxes set up, which are needed for mining. I know this for a fact.
3. The late Tom Smith mined on that property for years before Clint Donoven bought it.
4. More than a few government agents have been caught illegally trespassing on the property. They have annoyed three of the house and storage units without warrants or permission.
5. These are just good people trying to bring much-needed jobs to the area and for this they are hounded. Give me a break.

I know these things to be facts; I have been on this property for 23-plus years.

LONNIE ROOT
Placerville

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Discussion | 3 comments

  • MartinFebruary 11, 2013 - 5:03 am

    Mining is our heritage and that property for as long as I have been around has been mined, it has a mining patent and that alone should be the guideline for them to continue.

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  • Quarry road residentFebruary 11, 2013 - 6:44 am

    Then why does a white dodge and trailer full of black sand leave the propert everyday all summer long

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  • Big cut residentDecember 20, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    That's not black sand. It's brown. Why do you feel the need to spread lies that army even going to benefit you.

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