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Mine Reclamation Updates

Posted by Jeff Florence on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Site Location Update
Lower Creek Boulder, CO, near Jamestown, CO Lead levels in the stream beds have decreased since the 2015 sampling, and are within natural ranges in all but one sample location.  The revegetation workday on June 14th went well and the volunteer help made the day a success.  Thanks to the Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, and AML team volunteers!
Fourmile Creek Boulder CO, near Gold Hill, CO Trout Unlimited and the Fourmile Watershed Coalition have successfully partnered to complete active water quality sampling and flow monitoring along multiple sites located in the Fourmile Watershed.  These samples have been sent to Fort Collins for analyzing and we are awaiting the results.  We are hopefully awaiting a grant to continue our proactive research with more high flow and low flow sampling at additional sites.
Doctor Mine Empire, CO We plan to monitor water quality at this site to monitor the overall effectiveness of work completed in 2014.
Lion Creek Empire, CO We have committed to running a tracer study from the 26th of July through early fall of 2017.  The tracer study will be done in partnership with USGS, USFS, and the Division of Mining and Reclamation Safety.  The data from this tracer study will help us to understand the flow of groundwater from the Minnesota mine into Lion Creek and identify future potential projects.
Leavenworth Creek Georgetown, CO The Waldorf dispersed tailings project in Leavenworth Creek is in an exciting phase!  A contractor has been selected to begin construction on August 21 to address the tailings beneath the Waldorf mine and to complete the revegetation on the Santiago site.
Illinois Gulch Breckenridge, CO Our project proposal for construction on Illinois Gulch has been approved and we are looking forward to working with the EPA, property owners, and Summit County to have the best reclamation project possible.  Work should begin in Late August/ Early September.
Chalk Creek Buena Vista, CO A site visit at the end of this month (July) will help us to determine the best ways to improve site drainage and overall maintenance.  This project also offers us the unique opportunity to build a relationship with the Pike San Isabel Forest Service.
Minnie Lynch Mine Villa Grove, CO Phase 3 of construction on this site will begin in the beginning of August.  This will be continued work on tailings removal and improved drainage at the site.
Stinkingwater Mining District Cody, WY We have completed our sampling plan for this area will be working with the USFS from July 31 – August 4 to complete water quality sampling in the district.

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