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US Mine Corp ends plan to build aggregate-to-gold mine in Samoa Peninsula

SAMOA- A Yuba City based mining company has canceled plans to construct an aggregate-to-gold mine in the Samoa Peninsula.

U.S. Mine Corporation recently proposed the project, which would be constructed at the former Evergreen Mill. The mine would convert aggregate to gold, potentially using cyanide during the process.  The Humboldt Bay Harbor District owns the property and granted the corporation a three-month right to negotiate.  Several community members then voiced their disapproval of the proposal.  Now, U.S. Mine Corporation has canceled its plans to construct the mine.  Company representatives say, “We determined we could not accept the risk involved with the significant effort and substantial cost it would have taken to receive agency and public approval.”