Gage Mine Safeguard Project

Office of Surface Mining's 1994 National Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award

Safeguarded shaft

safeguarded adit

stope with cable net

Located on private land, this project consisted of safeguarding 120 shafts, 18 adits and 26 open stopes. All disturbed areas were seeded. The various mines within the project area operated from about 1880 to 1948 and produced gold, silver, lead, copper, iron and zinc ores.

cable net with bat windows over stope bat cupola

Gage Mine Safeguard Project description (171KB pdf)


Year Completed: 1994
Cost: $307,327.85
Project Engineer: John Kretzmann, P.E.
Project Manager: Raymond Rodarte

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