They've been trying to sell the BlackJack for some time.http://www.c21harristaylor.com/properti ... l/52901803
In addition to the EPA issue and the fact that the mine itself is sealed, the BlackJack was also not what one would call a "great" mine. It was a very small producer that gave up a single pocket of ore; total production of about 250 ounces over a period of ten years removed by hand mortaring. Presumeably, the pocket was exhausted.
Gold is the new scam on the part of local realtors who are desperate to sell property. It seems that almost weekly you see some sort of property that is being advertised as a "potential gold mine" locally. By that standard, almost EVERY property in SW Oregon is a potential mine.