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 general conference registration (please note field tours are now sold out).

$25 for limited underground field tour (sold out, accepting wait list requests).

Limited scholarships are available for teachers and students here

Sneffels Creek Bank Restabilization Project at Atlas Mill 7/2016

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

For questions please email Priscilla Sherman



Tuesday May 23: Evening Reception at the Wright Opera House in Ouray starting at 6:30PM

Wednesday May 24: Presentations and Poster/Exhibit Session starting at 8:30AM (registration starts at 8:00AM) in the Ouray Community Center

Thursday May 25: Roundtable Discussion and Field Tours (note: field tours are sold out) starting at 8:30AM in the Ouray Community Center

Friday May 26: Underground Field Tour (sold out)


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

Note: These hotel blocks are only valid until May 8th.

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


Bronze Sponsors: Trout Unlimited | Western Small Miners Association | Massard Trust

2017 Conference steering committee