Donna Juanita Mine


Location

The Donna Juanita Mine is located On Interstate 70, approximately 1 mile west of Idaho Springs

The Donna Juanita Mine is located On Interstate 70, approximately 1 mile west of Idaho Springs

Summary

The mine shaft for the Donna Juanita mine is located on the north side of Clear Creek, 1 mile west of Idaho Springs where a deposit of pyritic tailings were adjacent to Clear Creek. Surface runoff from the tailings contain dissolved copper and zinc which was entering into Clear Creek. Reclamation activities at the Donna Juanita mine included constructing a containing wall on the north bank of Clear Creek, grading of the ground surface to control runoff, and providing soil and vegetative cover.

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