The 7th Annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference


The primary goals of this annual conference are to educate the public and other stakeholders on the science and policy of mining, mine lands remediation, and water quality as it relates to non-point source pollution, improving mining practices, and addressing water quality impairments through workshops, field tours, and presentations. Each year the conference is hosted in a different San Juan community to highlight the host area’s mining heritage and successes in conducing mine remediation and water quality improvement projects

Vernon Mine, Gray Copper Gulch, Main waste rock pile during removal, Sept 2015

2017 theme:

Coming Full Circle: Making a Difference and Forging Ahead





Now Accepting Abstract Submissions! Deadline: March 15, 2017

We welcome the submission of abstracts for oral presentations (20 minutes), posters (up to 42” x 60”), and topics for round-table discussions (≤ 12 person break-out groups). Your contribution should have a San Juan Mountains context and align well with the general conference theme. Click on Abstract Proposal Form for more information.

For questions about Abstract Proposals, please email Agnieszka Przeszlowska



The San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference is seeking sponsors and table exhibitions for the 2017 conference! Will you be a sponsor? Will you be an exhibitor with a table? Find out how!

For questions about sponsorship please email Jeremy May


REGISTRATION: Registration will open on April 1.

Registration fee: $40  

Scholarships available starting April 1 along with registration



Sneffels Creek Bank Restabilization Project at Atlas Mill 7/2016

Conference Schedule

Tuesday May 23: Evening Reception

Wednesday May 24: Presentations and Poster/Exhibit Session

Thursday May 25: Roundtable Discussion and Field Tours

Friday May 26: Special Field Tour - limited space - details TBD

Conference Location

Ouray Community Center:

320 6TH Ave, Ouray, CO 81427

Conference Lodging

Hotel blocks have been reserved at...

Victorian Inn: (970) 325-7222

Box Canyon Lodge: (970) 325-4981


Check out our Facebook page.    Use  #sjmrconference


Click the links below to access archived conference webpages, including videos, presentations, agenda and other past conference information.

THANK YOU to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors: Idarado-Newmont | Ouray Silver Mines  

Gold Sponsors: Harrison Western


2017 Conference steering committee