Superfund Site: BLUE LEDGE MINE
ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NF, CA

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Blue Ledge Mine site is an abandoned copper, zinc, gold and silver mine operated from approximately 1904 to 1930. It is located on private land within the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest approximately 3 miles south of the Oregon-California border. There are contaminated sediments and surface water at levels that are toxic to aquatic organisms. Impacts include the absence of fish for more than 3 miles downstream and potential negative impacts to fisheries all the way to the Applegate Reservoir, nearly 8 miles downstream.