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Bankrupt mining company pulls out of sacred site

A bankrupt company mining has suspended operations at a site held sacred by Picuris Pueblo of New Mexico.

The tribe has been fighting the mica mine for decades. Tribal members use the site to gather mica for pottery and to collect medicinal plants.

Oglebay Norton, the mining company, plans to sell the site. The tribe claims ownership.

Get the Story:
Company closes N.M. mica operations (The Santa Fe New Mexican 9/4)

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