Mine Reclamation Case Studies

Restoration and cleanup of abandoned mines promotes health and physical safety, environmental conservation, and economic growth.
BLM and Parks and Recreation employees partnered to address safety hazards posed by nearby abandoned mines.
BLM helped mitigate environmental and public safety risks on numerous abandoned mine sites in the La Sal region.
A cleanup plan for a former uranium mine on an Indian Tribe reservation was issued in September 2006.
The Monday Creek was deemed “unrecoverable” in 1990, but restoration efforts have given it new life.
Ten potentially harmful uranium mines were reclaimed and repurposed in the Red Pryor Mountains of central Montana.
To address the dangers of runoff and chemical deposits, BLM helped offset the cost of treatment plants to keep nearby waters safe.

Learn about the reclamation of abandoned mine sites on federal lands.

Bayhorse Mine

Bayhorse Mine
BLM and Parks and Recreation employees partnered to address safety hazards posed by nearby abandoned mines.
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Midnite Mine

Midnite Mine
A cleanup plan for a former uranium mine on an Indian Tribe reservation was issued in September 2006.
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Monday Creek

Monday Creek
The Monday Creek was deemed “unrecoverable” in 1990, but restoration efforts have given it new life.
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