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A wall of Wollastonite, the gray colored exposed mineral, can be seen immediately adjacent to state owned Lot 8.

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Stage may be set for legal challenge to NYCO amendment

Four environmental advocacy groups have joined with a California environmental “law organization” to express their concerns over the recent passage of a state constitutional amendment allowing for a land swap between the State of New York and NYCO Minerals, based in Willsboro with mining operations in Lewis.

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NYCO Prop receives state approval

Voters throughout the state of New York voted 1,137,074 in favor of a land swap between the mineral mining company and the state, while 1,006,525 voted against the measure. The 53-47 percent vote was the closest of the six propositions sent out to voters in the Nov. 5 General Election.

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County throws support behind Prop 5

Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors are ready to put their support behind the land swap between NYCO Minerals and the state of New York.

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NYCO hopes to swap “Forever Wild” land with NY state

Essex County’s second largest private employer, NYCO Minerals, has a plan to ensure another 10 years worth of mining at their Lewis mine, but it will require a land swap with the state.

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