Tonto Apache Tribe considers mine in Colorado

The Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona is considering opening a mica mine in south-central Colorado.

The tribe owns a mining claim on 45 acres. Tribal leaders recently visited the site to consider development there.

The tribe could build a processing plant or ship the mica to another location, the tribal controller said. No final decisions have been made.

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Tribe considers mining operation (The Payson Roundup 12/15)