Local Ghost Town Could be Put to Rest

Conglomerate MesaThe conglomerate mesa mining ordeal is a huge undertaking. By both the mining company, K2 Mining and its opponents, Friends of the Inyo, The Sierra Club and many other concerned citizens. No one is closer to this project than Brent Underwood. Quite Literally…

Underwood, purchased Cerro Gordo Mining town over a year ago and now his home is being threatened. Cerro Gordo is literally, a stones throw away from what will be a giant open cyanide pit.

For more on the subject here is a video from Brent’s popular Youtube channel, Ghost Town Living.

 

To help please send your opinion to BLM before August 30th.

A note from Brent: “REMEMBER! BLM has not approved this project or supported it. They are just taking public comments. They are not to blame here, just getting feedback from the public. So please be cordial towards BLM and their employees.”

 

More on this story as it unfolds

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Shauna cant get police report when vigilante board member neighbor tried to run her over with a dozer on her property
Shauna cant get police report when vigilante board member neighbor tried to run her over with a dozer on her property
1 year ago

Well first you have to ask -“why?” Well because theres a demand for the products that it eventually produces. Everything in our lives came from the earth. Tv, car, iphone, nintendo switch… . Everything we see- every material- was mined from this earth. So are we willing to give up… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
1 year ago

Good to hear Mr Underwood speak against mine, but he is a bit clueless. Doesn’t understand his title to the land he bought is mining patent also? While pit/strip mining is horrendous, the ecological and human disaster of past mining is nothing to gloss over in romantic hues. Cerro Gordo… Read more »

Greg Weirick
Greg Weirick
1 year ago

Candelaria is classic example of out of sight, nevermind! The only visitors who travel there are fans of the mining history that built this country! Same with this mine. Wont be visible from any highway or Cerro Gordo. May be a little visible from Lee flat to all 10 people… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago

Gotta appreciate how the industry shills always show up in the comments section of articles about new mining operations. Bottom line, this Canada based mining company has ZERO interest in our local area and will only do what they are forced to do to protect it. Too many examples of… Read more »

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 year ago

Stop Stressing about a Mine that may or may not be approved , Start fighting for the Water that is being stolen by L.A. County and has been stolen for the Last 100 + years , And now they attempting to steal Water from Already parched NEVADA .

Korina
Korina
1 year ago

The bigger picture here is that this extractive company wants to dig a massive pit mine in our backyard. We can see Conglomerate Mesa while driving along highway 395, 190 and 136. That would be gone. From the top of the Mesa you can see Mt. Whitney AND Death Valley.… Read more »

Eamon
Eamon
1 year ago
Reply to  Korina

Wrong again Korina, exploratory holes on an area reserved by the federal government 30 years ago FOR MINING, DOES NOT mean it’s actually going to be a mine. I can tell by your statement you’ve never been in the mining industry. If you don’t like sustainable employment in inyo county… Read more »

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 year ago
Reply to  Korina

Not True , Laws that have existed now for over 50 years force the Applicant to sign contracts and hold a Trust Fund aside to return the land to its former state after the process is complete .

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

There’s NO returning the land to it’s former state when you’re talking about an open pit mine . Drive out to the Cadelaria mine in Nevada and take a look .

Eamon
Eamon
1 year ago

Actually, there’s no threat of a “cyanide leach mine” because this is a proposal to test for the viability of gold- no actual mining will occur as of yet. Also, when the Desert Protection Act was signed in 1994, Conglomerate Mesa was left out of the designation specifically of its… Read more »

Pine
Pine
1 year ago
Reply to  Eamon

No threat? Exploration leads to production, which will include an open cyanide leach pit. What do you think is going to happen if they find enough precious mojave metal to begin production? Inyo County’s money no longer comes from production mining- it comes from tourism, which will directly be affected… Read more »

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 year ago
Reply to  Pine

TOURISM ! Over 15 years ago The powers that be decided Bishop no longer needed Parking along the business district on Main Street from Line on up to the Y . Then the Local Isolationists and the Sierra Club Bused in every hack available to Destroy the Adventure Trail system… Read more »

Mono Resident
Mono Resident
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

The Sierra Club Bused (don’t forget to capitalize that word!) in “every hack”to Destroy ( oh! must capitalize that word too!) etc, etc ……..

Wow! You must have gone to tRump University! The frequent (and bizarre) use of capital letters proves you were an excellent student!

Eamon
Eamon
1 year ago
Reply to  Pine

Wrong again “Pine;” numerous exploratory diggings have occurred in the Bodie Hills looking for the viability of renewed gold mining and they didn’t “pan out” and no new open pit leach field started in the Bodie Hills. This is another false flag environmental concern.

Eamon
Eamon
1 year ago
Reply to  Pine

And another point “Pine” the only reason Inyo county’s money comes from tourism now is because people like you drove mining out of inyo county and Kalifornia. When the Vanadium mine was operating in Pine Creek for 60 years, DT Bishop was bustling with activity and money, when they closed… Read more »

Shauna can't get police report when vigilante water board member neighbor threatened me with his back hoe on my property
Shauna can't get police report when vigilante water board member neighbor threatened me with his back hoe on my property
1 year ago
Reply to  Eamon

WOW! That sounds like “the good ol’ days”! Nowadays, Inyo County Sheriffs Dept would probably be that car driving through if one was walking down the middle of main street on Any night…and if it’s a local, they are definitely going to jail…lucky to be able to walk down the… Read more »

Miner69er
Miner69er
1 year ago
Reply to  Eamon

“Kalifornia” I understand your level of education…

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 year ago

Hundreds of thousands of acres of Forestland are allowed to burn up unchecked, And are still burning , killing millions of Animals , The Excuse is those fires were in Remote Areas . And you people are worried about a few old Shacks in a Wasteland of Rock and Sand… Read more »

Oh So Beautiful
Oh So Beautiful
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

Yes INYO, as America bails on Afghanistan, leaving our friends and allies to the mercy of the Taliban, and making our bail from Viet Nam look tame, we are getting ready to eat cotton candy and watch “MIDGETS” wrestle at the Tri-County Fair! Which means we can sit in the… Read more »

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
1 year ago

CORRECT , And the sad sad truth is that The Haters of Our Culture and Heritage are right here Amongst us . They Riot , They Loot , They Ambush the Police , They Burn Entire Cities to the ground . They Expect to be given a Living without Working… Read more »

Fromthemiddle
Fromthemiddle
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

INYOFACE it seems to me that you are the one hating on America. The most recent riots I’ve seen were on January 6th. The only cops I’ve seen violently ambushed and beaten were on January 6th. Oh yeah they were also filled with lies and propaganda. It was on live… Read more »

inyopants
inyopants
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

Someone here (Inyoface) hates public schools, yet makes multiple punctuation errors as if they never went to any school.

Greg Weirick
Greg Weirick
1 year ago

Funny, he wouldnt be making a living at Cerro Gordo if it was never mined!? Furthermore, the proposed sites cant even be seen from Cerro Gordo so very curious that Cerro Gordo is threatened in any way at all? Actually, his main mine is flooded, so he would benefit from… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg Weirick

The main mine is FLOODED ? There’s a small pool of water, not even 5 feet deep ,about enough to fill the bed of a large pickup . And there’s a helluva difference between the mineshafts of CG and a open pit blight on the land . And if you’re… Read more »

Ron W
Ron W
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg Weirick

The K2 claims now directly border Cerro Gordo, as K2 made sure to announce: https://www.mining-technology.com/news/k2-option-agreement-cerro-gordo/ That includes sites all along Cerro Gordo Rd that all sorts of people use to explore Saline Valley, the Salt Tram, Cerro Gordo, and more. All that would be interrupted. How many people per year… Read more »

inyopants
inyopants
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg Weirick

It’s not flooded