The 7th Annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference

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

OURAY, COLORADO: MAY 23-26, 2017 - Ouray Community Center: 320 6TH Ave, Ouray, CO 81427

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


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)

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

Sneffels Creek Bank Restabilization Project at Atlas Mill 7/2016

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