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Forest Services examines Mazama mining exploration

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MAZAMA — A mining exploration company wants to drill 15 exploratory sites on Flagg Mountain north of Mazama this summer.

Discovery Consultants, based in Vernon, B.C., proposes to work day and night, drilling holes up to 1,900 feet deep beginning in August.

The U.S. Forest Service is analyzing how the company could minimize environmental effects of the mineral exploration. Mining exploration and development of mineral resources on federal land is allowed under the General Mining Law of 1871, and Federal…

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