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Monterey County declares mine abandoned, digs ways to seize owner’s reclamation fund

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors has voted to declare a shale mine near San Ardo abandoned by its owner, paving the way to begin a reclamation process.  The 12-acre mine awarded in 2011 to Vance Querfurth was authorized to operate the Carmel Stone Mine through 2036, according to county documents. The mine excavated a […]