Carthage Gob Reclamation Project - Phase II

The Carthage Gob Reclamation Project - Phase II (Number EMNRD-MMD-98-4), is about eight to ten miles east of San Antonio, New Mexico (see Figure I and the project Cover Sheet). This project consisted of earth moving and grading at 17 gob piles and one stock pond. These gob piles generally were steep, acidic and eroding. We gave Notice to Proceed on March 25, 1999 to St. Cloud Mining Company of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, who completed the project on June 30, 2000.

Without disturbing numerous nearby historic structural remains, we reclaimed the coal gob sites using the design concept of mimicking the surrounding natural hill slope forms ("billform grading"), grading the gob to 3: I slopes and Hatter. Twelve inches of cover soil from designated borrow areas was placed over all but three of the regraded gob piles (2-12, 2-12A and 2-22). Topsoil was salvaged and spread as the final lift of fill. Gob pile 5-1 was dropped from the project at the request of the new landowner.

The contractor was St. Cloud Mining Company , NM.

Year Completed: 2000
Cost: $478,006.66
Project Engineer: John Kretzmann
Project Manager: Randall Armijo

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