Chautauqua – Mining reclamation

D20_0048Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) is a leading gold and copper
producer. Founded in 1921, the Company has operations in five countries
around the world. The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine (CC&V) is
located in Teller County Colorado between the cities of Victor and Cripple
Creek. The area of Victor and Cripple Creek is rich in mining history, with
many historic mining structures still intact. The current CC&V mine has
been in operation for nearly 30 years. Newmont acquired the site in 2015
and with the acquisition, Newmont brought a world-class reclamation
strategy to ensure long-term historical and environmental sustainability
goals are achieved.
Newmont, having been in the industry for almost a century, has extensive
knowledge and experience when it comes to the various stages of a mine’s life
cycle. Newmont recognizes that proper mine closure can significantly minimize
risks and liabilities, reduce the need to manage the property in perpetuity, and
successfully transition the land from a mine site to a stable land resource that
will provide sustainable community benefits for generations to come. To
achieve these closure goals, Newmont has developed a strategic reclamation
approach that focuses on local community engagement, stakeholder input, and
unique historical and environmental considerations. Newmont is committed to
providing long-term environmental stability and beneficial post-mining land
uses. In recognition of this commitment, Newmont was the winner of the
Interstate Mining Compact Commission’s (IMCC) 2014 Reclamation Award in
the Noncoal Category for their work at the Twin Creeks mine in Nevada.
The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about mining
reclamation when a representative from Newmont will speak at the PPHS
monthly Chautauqua on Sunday, November 19th at 2 pm at the Florissant
Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park
on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant. This program is presented as a public
service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society in partnership with the Rampart
Range Library System. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more
information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.