Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Reclamation Project

Swastika Mine gob pile   Meandering Stream next to Graded Gob Pile

Summary of Work

The Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Reclamation Project is located about 4.5 miles northwest of Raton in Colfax County, New Mexico. The project area is on the Vermejo Park Ranch.

The project included work to safeguard hazardous mine features at the abandoned Swastika coal mine, to stabilize and reclaim abandoned coal gob piles at the Swastika Mine and at Dutchman Canyon, to realign and restore a reach of the Dillon Canyon channel at the Swastika Mine, and to improve an existing evaporation pond that intercepts mine seepage at Dutchman Canyon. Permanent road improvements were constructed at both Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon to accommodate the other work.

Plans and Specification are available below.

Specifications

VPR - Swastika and Dutchman Canyon Reclamation Project

Plan Set #1
 
Plan Set #2
 
Plan Set #3

SET 3 - 18 - NOTES

COMPARISON PHOTOS
main gob pile before construction   main gob pile soon after construction
     
     
main gob pile before construction   main gob pile after construction
   
straightended stream channel - before construction   post-construction stream channel with meanders
   
project area before construction   project near the end of construction
   

Post-construction Information
Year Completed: 2013
Cost: $
4,485,131.22
Project Engineer: Richard Spotts, P.E., Water and Earth Technologies, Inc.
Project Manager: Mike Tompson, P.E., Abandoned Mine Land Program
Main Contractor: Kiewit New Mexico Co.
Subcontractor for Revegetation: 814 Solutions, Inc.

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