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Reclamation Colorado

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Mine Life

Mine Life

From exploration to renovation, dive into the life-cycle of a modern mine.

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Resources

Resources

Many agencies and organizations are involved in mine planning and reclamation planning.

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History

History

Understand the most recent land reclamation regulations by studying Colorado’s mining past.

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Recent Projects

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Project Description: L.G. Everist, Inc. has contracted with local municipalities to create lined water storage reservoirs upon completion of mining. Reservoirs at L.G. Everist’s Fort Lupton Sand and Gravel site will supply the municipality with much-needed replacement water to ensure their community
Project Description: Overland Ponds, located near Fort Collins, Colorado, is a series of five lined reservoirs that were completed in the beginning of 2016. The project began in 2004 and was compiled from 5 different landowners. The end user on 3 of the reservoirs is a partnership between Greeley
Project Description: Rattler Mine
Project Description: London Mine
Project Description: Martin Marietta SpecAg is an aggregate mine located just west of the Denver Metro next to I-70. The first photo shows the reclamation process; native slope at the top of the hill, reclaimed slope immediately below it, seeded slope with new vegetation next down, then regraded and
Project Description Site Clean-ups by Colorado mining companies with no prior relations. Rattler Mine St. John's Silver Mine
Project Description: The St. John’s Silver Mine reclamation project restored water quality and enhanced more than three acres of wetlands in Summit county.
Project Description: The Yoast Mine, a surface mine operated by Peabody Energy, is located approximately 25 miles west of Steamboat Springs, CO. The Yoast Mine’s permit area encompasses approximately 2,300 acres, of which approximately 1,000 acres were disturbed. The mine was operational from 1994
Project Description: Trapper shows increased Greater sage-grouse use of reclaimed lands than before the area was mined.
Project Description: New Horizon Mine has reclaimed 108 acres of prime farmlands mined over the course of more than a decade.
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