People stand ready to check in volunteers Thursday, April 16, 2015, outside Grants Pass, Ore., where a local chapter of the constitutional activist group the Oath Keepers is recruiting people to help provide security for a gold mine on federal land where the claimholders are in a dispute with federal regulators. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

Gold miner to armed supporters: Back off

One of the claimholders of a southwestern Oregon gold mine has asked armed supporters to back off while he works out his differences with fe…