The Buckhorn Mine Landscape:
Upper Portal - Mt Baldy in Background
of treated mine water caused a slope failure in June 2010, felling
large trees and sending a significant amount of soil into the headwaters of
South Nicholson Creek.
In May 2011, a large slope failure below the Buckhorn Mine sent a wall of mud and large trees flowing down Gold Bowl Creek.
OHA Consultant, Ann Maest, observes mud line on tree
Ann Maest takes water quality measurements
Crown/Kinross has been moving waste rock onto liners.
By the time mining is complete in 2015, when all waste rock is required to be underground, there will be a complete liner on the surface for the waste rock, which will no longer be on the surface.