- $431,000.00 for the plan to mine Gold #11 in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, and
- $379,000.00 for the 6 mining plans on the Chetco outside the Wilderness.
See response to Freedom of Information Act request with Forest Service estimates on cost of environmental impact statements for Chetco River Mining and Explorations mining plans of operation.
Hardrock mining makes no measurable contribution to the economic of Southwest Oregon. Miners take valuable minerals like gold from public lands for free. They pay the public no royalties for the minerals and often leave the public to pay for the clean-up. While mining advocates often tout the economic benefits of mining to local communities, there little or no evidence to support these claims.
See Southwest Oregon Mining Facts especially Hardrock Mining Makes No Measurable Contribution to the Economy of Southwest Oregon and Mining Economics.