Mining Company to Withdraw From Conglomerate Mesa in Inyo County on west boundary of Death Valley
11/13/2008: After more than 4,000 Center for Biological Diversity supporters responded to our action alert opposing the Conglomerate Mesa gold-mining proposal near Death Valley National Park, the company behind the proposal finally abandoned its plans for the site. Due to "significant uncertainty regarding the project's viability," last Friday the Timberline Resources Corporation announced it has withdrawn its application to the Bureau of Land Management for exploratory drilling at the mesa, and its lease agreement for the project is no more.
The project would have allowed Timberline to explore for low-grade gold ore as part of its plan to put a massive gold mine on California's scenic Conglomerate Mesa. The proposed open-pit mine would use a poisonous cyanide-leaching process and would destroy habitat, waste water, and increase pollution. It's a good thing Timberline's plans have bitten the dust -- and we're not talking gold dust.
Read about Timberline's announcement in Trading Markets http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2008/trading-markets-11-07-2008.html (skip to the sixth paragraph) and learn more about the Conglomerate Mesa project. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/public_lands_mining/conglomerate_mesa_project.html