The 7th Annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference

THEME: "Coming Full Circle: Making a Difference and Forging Ahead'

OURAY, COLORADO: MAY 23-26 - Ouray Community Center: 320 6TH Ave, Ouray, CO 81427

Quick Links & Conference Materials

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


$40 for gerenal conference registration.

$25 for limited underground field tour.

Scholarships are available here

Sneffels Creek Bank Restabilization Project at Atlas Mill 7/2016

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

There is still time for SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS!

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



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


Hotel blocks have been reserved at the following hotels. Reference the San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference to receive these special rates.

Victorian Inn: (970) 325-7222 -- Standard Rooms: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds, $95 plux tax per room per night for 2 guests, fee for additional guests *Offer continental breakfast.

Box Canyon Lodge: (970) 325-4981 -- Standard Rooms: 1 King, 1 Queen or 2 Queen Beds, $89.10 plus tax per room per night Small Suites: 3 Queen Beds or 1 Queen with Twin in Living Room, $138.60 plus tax per night *Offer light continental breakfast.

Matterhorn Inn: 970) 325-4938 -- Standard Rooms: 1 King, 1 Queen or 2 Queen Beds, $91 plus tax per room per night *Includes free voucher for breakfast at Roast & Toast or Timberline Deli in Ouray

Please also check out the Ouray Chamber of Commerce: for other lodging options, restaurants, and a complete Visitor's Guide.


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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