Reclaiming the Sierra

Workshop: Green Mining and Abandoned Mine Reclamation

This workshop was held at The Sierra Fund’s annual conference “Reclaiming the Sierra: A Community Summit on Mining Impacts” November 8-9, 2010 in Nevada City, California.

Workshop Notes

Synopsis: Under the right conditions, cleaning up abandoned mine sites could be profitable.  This panel will discuss economic incentives for remediation of abandon mine sites such as re-mining, job creation, new technologies and site re-use.  Facilitator John Lane, Chico Environmental Science and Planning.

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Becky Wood, Teichert Materials: The potential for cleanup of legacy mercury in the process of gravel mining

Adam Harper, California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA): The mining industry’s perspective on current mining and potential impacts on abandoned mines

Mike Miller, 16 to 1 Mine: The perspective and practices of a current hard rock gold mine

Jim Pompy, CA Office of Mine Reclamation: The regulatory framework for the mining