Is the Crystal Mine open?

I've got some kids that have been cooped up indoors for too long due to smoke, fires and COVID. They want to go rock hounding. Does anyone know if the Crystal Mine is open? I've looked at the Forest Service website and found it incomprehensible. The FS website is good at posting closed trails, but not letting anyone know when they are open.

The link below suggests that the trails to the mine are closed, but it's hard to imagine the Loyalton fire would still be an issue in Dog Valley now.

Thx, J4R


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It's closed. A friend and I confirmed this last weekend. We took the dogs out and went in on the bordertown side. The road is closed at the first cattle guard after the houses.

Lookout campground is also closed too