Superfund Site: BLUE LEDGE MINE

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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.