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View from Buckhorn

The Buckhorn Mine Landscape:

View from Buckhorn

View - Buckhorn Mine

Desilt Basin - View
Desilt Basin - View


Upper Portal - Mt Baldy in Background
Upper Portal - Mt Baldy in Background

Buckhorn Mine


Mine Operations:

Mine Equipment

Surge Pond
Surge Pond
Slope Failure:

Slope Failure 2010
Discharge 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.

Slope Failure June 2010

Slope Failure June 2010


Landslide: 

Landslide: In May 2011, a large slope failure below the Buckhorn Mine sent a wall of mud and large trees flowing down Gold Bowl 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.

Landslide

Landslide

Ann Maest observes mud line
OHA Consultant, Ann Maest, observes mud line on tree

Ann Maest takes water quality measurements
Ann Maest takes water quality measurements


 


Citizen Sampling:

Citizen Sampling

Citizen Sampling

Citizen Sampling

Water Quality Sampling


Waste Rock:

Waste Rock

Waste Rock

Waste Rock
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.

Waste Rock