Public Comment Sought On Historic Mine

Laramie, WY – The forest service is asking for public comment on a proposal to explore for minerals at an historic mine in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The Lost Cabin Mine is more than 100 years old. It sits in a roadless area in the Sierra Madre mountains on southern Wyoming. Broken Arrow Mining is already exploring for minerals in the area, but wants to expand its operation with a rock crusher and trailers at the site. Samples will still be obtained by hand from mine shafts. But the company wants to use a bobcat and other equipment for surface locations. The forest service is proposing a more limited option to reduce impacts to the roadless area and elk calving. It wants the rock crusher farther away from the site and is against allowing a bulldozer in the area to improve roads. Public comment will be accepted through December 10th.