A mining history display complete with historic ore carts, a mine hoist and headworks and various ore-crushing machinery will be built on eight-tenths of an acre on the Calaveras County Government Center in San Andreas.

The Calaveras Historical Society on Tuesday asked the Board of Supervisors to approve plans for the display next to the existing Red Barn Museum the society operates. Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the project.

Calaveras County Administrative Officer Lori Norton said the display would be "semipermanent." That means that if the county government ever needed the land for another purpose, it could ask that the mining displays be removed.

She and other county officials, however, said it is unlikely the land, which is in a low-lying area next to a bicycle path, would be needed anytime soon, if ever.

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