“With the price of gold at an all-time high, you would think the prospect of finding gold in your backyard would thrill anyone. But if you ask residents in one Colorado mountain town, they’ll tell you they’re anything but thrilled,” according to 9news.com.
“A group of neighbors in Fairplay is irritated with a miner from Colorado Springs who is looking to dig up a 5-acre parcel of land near their neighborhood.
“‘The closest home is 75 feet from the mine,’ said Trevor Messa, who lives nearby.
“Neighbors are concerned their property value will drop significantly. In fact, one man said he wasn’t able to sell some property because of the proposed mining project.
“‘When that mine starts to operate, it’s pretty much going to render those properties unsellable,’ Messa added.
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