The 2015 San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference explored the legacy and future of mining in the San Miguel Watershed, focusing on the hard rock gold and silver mines in the upper basins, coal on the mesas, and uranium/vanadium operations in the desert reaches. 117 people joined us for field trips in Telluride mining district and Uravan uranium sites on May 28th and a day-long conference at the Peaks Resort, Telluride Mountain Village, on May 29th.
QUICK LINKS AND CONFERENCE MATERIALS
- Agenda and Conference Packet
- Theme Description
- Telluride History
- Field Trip Meeting Location Map
- Town of Telluride Map
- Telluride to Uravan Map
- Uravan Mining History
- San Juan Skyway Map
- Idarado Closeout
- Telluride Dining and Activity Guide
Watch the videos of the 2015 conference
Presentations and Video links
Presentations can be accessed by clicking on the title. In some cases, the presentation file size exceeded the allowed upload limit on our website and cannot be accessed at this time.
Linda Luther-Broderick, San Miguel Watershed Coalition: Watch Video
Good Samaritan Legislation Update - Ty Churchwell, Trout Unlimited. Watch Video
Cleaning up Abandoned Mines in the Uncompahgre Watershed - Agnieszka Przeszlowska, Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership & Jeff Litteral, CO Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety. Watch Video
Boston Mine Erosion Control Project - Kirstin Brown. Watch Video
The Solomon Treatment Project - Gwen Nelson. Watch Video
Smith Hill Coal Waste Stabilization and Reclamation - Tara Tafi. Watch Video
San Miguel Country Baseline Radionuclide Study - Rory Cowie. Watch Video
Panel Discussion: Discussion on Futures of Mining, Energy Fuels, & Reclamation. Watch Video
The 2015 conference was held in Mountain Village, CO and the San Miguel Watershed.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00am: Field Tour
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00am: The Peaks Resort & Spa, 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village, CO, 81435
Additional presentations and workshops by diverse speakers (industry professionals, watershed groups, government personnel, citizens, and research scientists) from across the State of Colorado highlighted innovative approaches for environmentally and economically viable solutions to mine remediation and water quality restoration.
The unique, two-day San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference addresses the need for citizens’ increased awareness and scientific literacy of the environment and environmental issues related to water quality impairments from mining activities. The conference is free and open to the public.
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