November 5, 2020

OceanaGold Begins Exploration at Spring Peak

OceanaGold Begins Exploration at Spring Peak One year ago the Forest Service approved drilling at the Spring Peak area under a categorical exemption After new communications […]
September 9, 2019

Prospecting for Gold in the Bodie Hills…Again

by Lynn Boulton Thar’s gold in them thar hills….well yes, there is. How much, we don’t know. Most of the gold present in the Bodie Hills […]
September 9, 2019

Desert Gold: Part II

By Kim Stringfellow The General Mining Act of 1872 encourages exploration, claiming and mining of valuable mineral deposits by U.S. citizens of “ordinary prudence” within public lands […]
August 15, 2019

NEW MINING THREAT in the Bodie Hills

There is a NEW MINING THREAT in the Bodie Hills! We recently learned that another Canadian company, Radius Gold, is proposing mining exploration in the Bodie […]
July 11, 2019

Once Again Threatened by Gold Miners

Conglomerate Mesa – On the Western Rim of Owens Lake by Tom Budlong Nine companies[1] have looked for gold at Conglomerate Mesa. Looked and left. The […]
March 24, 2011

No Change in Bodie WSA Status

The last two months have provided a renewed spotlight on the Bodie Hills. Hundreds of letters were written to the Mono County Board of Supervisors as […]
February 2, 2011

Mining Threats Loom Large

Mining interests pose an increasing threat to the wild lands and open spaces of the Bodie Hills. On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, the Mono County Supervisors will hear […]
October 7, 2010

WSA Threat is heightened!

In September, Congressman Buck McKeon introduced legislation to release the Bodie Wilderness Study Area. This unexpected legislation caught Mono County’s local leaders off guard–they voted to take no […]
October 7, 2010

WSA Release Legislation & Mining

On September 15, 2010, Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced the “Mono County Economic Development Act of 2010,” H.R., 6129.  The bill proposes to release the Bodie […]