Rough Mountain Mine Safeguard Project

The Rough Mountain Mine Safeguard Project was located approximately ten miles southwest of the town of Corona, NM.

This project consisted of backfilling 25 shafts and subsidences, ten adits and one open pit, construction of rock bulkhead closures with grated access doors in two adits, construction of a polyurethane foam closure in one shaft, construction of chain link fences around three shafts, construction of a cable net closure with padlock at one shaft, installation of a galvanized grated cover for a cistern and closure of the access road to the Rare Metals Mine. Construction started in the first week of April 1993 and, after a summer shutdown period for avoidance of the raptor nesting season, was substantially completed by December 6, 1993. No blasting was done.

The contractor was the Chava Trucking Company of Albuquerque, NM.

Year Completed: 1993
Cost: $96,055.25
Project Engineer: John Kretzmann
Project Manager: Rick Koehler

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