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Hard Rock Gold Mining YouTube

Jul 24, 2016 ... Today we went hard rock gold mining. This is basically the method of going deep into a tunnel, chipping away at the rock, before crushing it and...

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University Press of Colorado The Trail of Gold…

"The Trail of Gold and Silver is a superb overview of hard rock mining, ... Duane A. Smith is a professor of history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, and is the...

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EARTHWORKS | Abandoned Mines

... 2015, when a spill at the Gold King mine near Durango, Colorado sent more than ... rules that pertain to hardrock mining are lax and riddled with exemptions.

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8 Hard Truths About Hardrock Mining : The National…

Aug 17, 2015 ... The Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado was an accident waiting to happen. ... But the hardrock mining industry has been fighting efforts to create a similar ... The Durango Herald reported last year that ongoing mine pollution...

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What Lies Beneath: The True Cost Of The Colorado Mine Spill…

Oct 2, 2015 ... What Lies Beneath: The True Cost Of The Colorado Mine Spill ... progress at Gold King Mine just north of Silverton, Colorado, noticed a “leak” ... Silverton, Durango, down through Farmington New Mexico, the Southern Ute .... but no similar program exists for hardrock mining—the kind going on out West.

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Why Was The Environmental Protection Agency Messing With A…

Aug 6, 2015 ... That water, when it runs through the rocks in a mine, hits a mineral called pyrite, or iron sulfide ... That acid then continues through the mine, dissolving other heavy ... Here's what a 2014 Durango Herald article had to say about the ... Somewhat ironically, the Gold King mine was not the object of the cleanup...

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Hey, Congress, Quit Blaming the EPA | NRDC

Aug 18, 2015 ... For example, many hardrock mines, like Gold King, contain pyrite, or “fool's ... The Animas River between Silverton and Durango, Colorado,...

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Updating 19th century mining law proves hard as…

Feb 22, 2016 ... Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald file photo ... Obama's budget benefits environmental causes in Colorado · Feb. 6, 2016. Gold King spill is a wakeup call. The 1872 mining law, which allows hardrock mining companies to extract ... When the Gold King Mine spill in August sent 3 million gallons of toxic...

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Basecamp Ouray: 5 Ways to Experience San Juan Mountain…

Feb 14, 2011 ... Ouray Colorado is in the heart of hard rock mining in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado Numerous silver and later gold mines surfaced in. ... historic towns of Lake City, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton, and Durango.

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Animas River San Juan Citizens Alliance

The 2015 Gold King Mine spill jolted communities along the river into action. ... passes through Silverton and Durango, Colorado, Aztec, New Mexico and ultimately joins the San Juan River in Farmington, New Mexico. ... HARD ROCK MINING.

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1 year later: Gold King Mine spill still vexes…

Aug 5, 2016 ... A year after an abandoned Colorado mine blowout sent 3 million gallons ... The Gold King Mine spill demonstrated the dangers of heavy metals perched ... above Durango, Colo., where Gold King and other abandoned mines leak ... "Here we are, a year after one of the worst hardrock mine spills in years,"...

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230 Colorado mines are leaking heavy metals into…

Aug 15, 2015 ... After the 3 million gallon Gold King Mine blowout, Colorado officials began ... about for years: 230 other old mines statewide leaking heavy metalslaced muck .... above timberline where rock, debris and collapsed timbers block tunnels. ... on old mines,” said Steve Krandall, Trout Unlimited's Durangobased...

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2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill …

The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill was an environmental disaster that began at the ... Many abandoned mines throughout Colorado are known to have problems .... drinking water from the Animas River because of heavy metal contamination. .... Animas River at Durango (USGS National Water Information System).

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Colorado Mine Tours Gold Rush Towns |…

Mar 9, 2017 ... Full of gold rush lore and artifacts, Colorado mine tours and mining ... work undertaken by the hardrock miners who toiled underground in...

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One Year After the Gold King Mine Incident United…

Aug 1, 2016 ... mine owners and operators, EPA and Colorado began assessing the area to ... Today, abandoned and inactive hardrock mines pose a serious safety .... the Durango Water Treatment Plant closed intakes along the Animas...

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Gold Mine Tour

Located in the "World's Greatest Gold Camp", Cripple Creek, Colorado. ... Experience the "Old West" as it was for hard rock gold miners of "The World's Greatest...

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7 Places to Find Gold in Colorado | OutThere…

May 17, 2017 ... Go underground to learn about hard rock mining and then use a hammer and chisel to pry gold ore off a vein for a souvenir. Don't forget a...

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The Economic History of Leadville, Colorado

There were a few hard rock gold mines that were profitable for awhile and .... At one point Horace in desperation filed for a divorce in Durango, Colorado on...

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1 Testimony by Mayor Dean Brookie, City of Durango,…

Sep 9, 2015 ... I am Dean Brookie, Mayor of Durango, Colorado, a city of 18,000 ... 2015 Gold King Mine Blowout about 3 million gallons of mine water drain out of the Gold King each ..... Watershed Contamination from Hard Rock Mining.

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Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwestern…

Nov 20, 2008 ... With the flat distances of the high parks left behind, heavy rockwork construction ... of the mountain mines there with the shipping center at Durango. .... A third explanation for the advance of gold mining in the mid1890's was...

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Old Hundred™ Gold Mine Tour | Silverton, South West,…

Gold Mine Tour: Tram Ride into Galena Mountain, Guided walk through ... Mine Tram at the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour near Silverton, Ouray, and Durango ... The underground world of the hard rock miner is rarely seen by "outsiders".

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Silverton's Gold King reckoning High Country…

May 2, 2016 ... Kayakers on the Animas River north of Durango, Colorado, a day after ..... of hardrock mining's return, because once a mine has been listed,...

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Contaminated River: Photos of a Colorado Mine Spill Live…

Aug 12, 2015 ... ... heavy metalladen water spilled out of Colorado's Gold King Mine, turning the ... through the rock in the mine, dissolving out heavy metals like zinc and lead. ... A view of the San Juan river in Durango, Colorado, shows the...

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Two Years After the Gold King Spill – Conservation…

Aug 15, 2017 ... In August 2015, the Gold King Mine broke loose, sending three million gallons ... From there it flowed into the Animas River, through the towns of Silverton and Durango. ... This law opens up federal lands for hard rock mining.

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Technical Evaluation of the Gold King Mine…

from the Gold King Mine located about 5 miles north of Silverton, Colorado. Commonly ... oxyhydroxide absorbed heavy metals when it formed in the mine, and when ... from the adjoining wasterock dump, and eroded roadembankment fill from ..... The Animas River was so contaminated that in 1902 the City of Durango.

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Celebrating Animas Forks — Mountain Studies Institute

Sep 10, 2014 ... Animas Forks is a historic mining town founded in 1875 at the ... 1880s, resulting from extensive hardrock silver and gold mining, until 1891 when a ... For the second phase, History Colorado provided 115,000 in grant ... Mountain Studies Institute, San Juan Mountains, Silverton Durango, Colorado970...

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The San Juans and the Reshaping of CERCLA and Hard Rock…

Durango, CO 81301. The San Juans and ... Rock Mining: A Legal Update on the Gold King and. Bonita Peak (May ... Whether Colorado is liable under CERCLA.

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23 of the Best Things to Do in Durango, CO | Durango…

There are a number of fun things to do in Durango, CO, ranging from skiing to white water rafting ... The underground world of the hard rock miner is rarely seen by “outsiders. ... At Durango, you can't go wrong with exploring old gold mines.

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The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in…

"The Trail of Gold and Silver is a superb overview of hard rock mining, ... in Durango, and is the author or coauthor of more than fifty books on Colorado and the...

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Animas River spill: How Colorado's…

Aug 10, 2015 ... ... struggle to deal with water pollution from abandoned hardrock mines. ... Animas River spill: How Colorado's 'Gold Medal' waters turned mustard ... In 1999, a twomile stretch of the Animas River, near Durango, Colo.,...

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Ghost of a Chance: Animas Forks, Colorado National Trust…

welve miles northeast of Silverton, Colorado, right where the spruce and fir forests thin to ... in 1881, Animas Forks was a hub for hardrock silver and gold mining. ... The vintage Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ferries visitors...

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The Gold King Mine: From An 1887 Claim, Private…

Aug 17, 2015 ... Miners work inside the Gold King Mine, near Silverton, Colorado, in 1899. ... Supervisor Hays Griswold tells the Durango Herald "there was no stopping ... King mine, where several days earlier an accident released heavy metals .... When water can percolate through the soil and rock slowly, it carries much...

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7 Reasons Durango is Colorado's Hidden Pot…

Mar 14, 2017 ... Gold Metal Fever: Durango is not only steeped in a rich history of hard rock mining; it was founded on it. When the Neigold brothers staked their...

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