The Oneida County Board voted Tuesday to reject a call to end the possibility of mining on county forest land.
County voters last November said they were opposed via an advisory referendum by a 2-1 margin to allowing mining on Town of Lynne county forest land.
A large zinc, copper and gold deposit is under county forest land in Lynne, which is in western Oneida county.
Supervisor Alan VanRaalte, whose district includes Lynne, introduced the resolution. He said the vote made him feel he was compelled to end the possibility of mining in Oneida county.