A 20-year mining ban in Oak Creek Canyon expired in May. U.S. Forest Service officials are in the process of renewing it, but for now it leaves the area open to potential mining claims. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
Officials with the Coconino National Forest have filed an application to renew a mining ban on the San Francisco Peaks. The 20-year withdrawal would continue to prevent claims on nearly 75,000 acres north of Flagstaff. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.