Mine on Pala Reservation to close after 45 years

A 45-year-old rock and sand mine on the Pala Reservation in California will close in September, The North County Times reports.

Vulcan Materials Co. has already begun the process of shutting down the mine. Site foreman Jim Goodpasture, a tribal member, said there were no more resources to extract, dispelling rumors that the tribe didn't renew the company's lease.

The 300-acre site will be reclaimed and returned to the tribe by September 24.

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Pala Reservation mine to close in September (The North County Times 6/3)