I have not been on here much, if at all, since i signed up, but i caught this thread...
As a Prospector who has worked with leaching chemicals, please be aware that ALL the mine tailings at the ASHLU MINE, and around it in the woods, are contaminated with SODIUM CYANIDE. SC is used for leaching gold out of the ore and concentrates.
IT IS EXTREMELY DEADLY, breathing it in in small amounts, contact with it, or accidental ingestion will kill you within minutes. Ingestion will kill you in seconds.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, DO NOT let your kids or you or your friends touch any of the tailings, dirt, or drums, or machinery around the ASHLU mine.... the Ministry of Mines HAS done a cleanup of the area, but there is STILL copious amounts of SC lying around. Looks like whitish clumps.
While i realize this thread was about vandalism of personal property....due to the site i felt i had to pass along the safety warning.