Wells
Coalition

Are you a property owner or renter whose home or business is located above, or within 1000 feet of the mineral rights area owned by Rise Gold? Do you rely on well water for drinking or irrigation?  If so...

YOUR WELL MAY BE AT RISK IF
THE IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE IS REOPENED.

Rise Gold, a junior mining company with questionable experience, has applied to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine. The Nevada County Board of Supervisors may vote on this within a year.. If successful, they will get a permit for 80 years of mining. Potential impacts could include damage or destruction of wells within or near the mineral rights area, which could be very costly and time consuming to replace.​

 

We want to:

  • Demand well testing to establish a reliable baseline for performance in the mineral rights area.

  • Require Rise Gold to post a bond to cover all costs if wells are damaged or destroyed.

  • Make sure a clear process is established to quickly resolve problems if they occur.

  • Raise public awareness about the potential danger to our wells if the mine opens.

  • Enlist the help of coalition members for input on the best methods for protecting our wells.

THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS. PLEASE JOIN the WELLS COALITION SO OUR VOICES CAN BE HEARD.
Click here to view maps of the mineral rights area.

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I am not a well owner, but I want to support this effort.

Is your well your only source of water?

Read the Wells Coalition position statement

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Questions? Email us at mineconcerns@cea-nc.org

LEARN MORE

Rise Gold wants everyone to believe that people near the mine have "zero risk" of losing their wells, but a closer look at their data reveals a very different story. Listen to CEA Foundation President, Ralph Silberstein as he talks about the risks in a MineWatch meeting. (above) or read the article.

View Water For Gold, a documentary about the nearby San Juan Mine, which shut down in the mid-90's after the mine drained residents' wells. 

GO IN DEPTH

Sol Henson, from the San Juan Ridge Taxpayer's Association, talks about lessons learned when the San Juan Mine was catastrophically dewatered.