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L.A. Times: As gold prices soar, Bodie is thrust from the past

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avatar L.A. Times: As gold prices soar, Bodie is thrust from the past
October 06, 2011 03:27AM
A Los Angeles Times article about new pressure to start mining gold again around Bodie:



As Gold Prices Soar, Bodie Is Thrust From the Past
Mining interests see profits in the hills near the Eastern Sierra ghost town, but others say wilderness has value too. The issue divides local residents.

By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2011

Reporting from Bodie, Calif.— On a day when the price of gold soared above $1,700 an ounce, Jack Shipley drove past tourists strolling through this historic Eastern Sierra mining camp and up a rutted road to where a new breed of prospectors have set their sights.

The Bodie Hills hug the California-Nevada line in Mono County — thousands of acres of jagged volcanic summits, thick sagebrush, dry lakes and plunging canyons lined with aspens.

The hills are a paradox: Empty and wild yet shot through with hundreds of untapped mining claims dating to the 19th century...


Los Angeles Times: As gold prices soar, Bodie is thrust from the past


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