Environment board discusses instream flows, master leasing plan, mining complaint

Mine Complaint

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:35 pm

by Lynda James, Correspondent, The Flume

ABE voted to recommend that the county commissioners request the Colorado Department of Reclamation and Mine Safety inspect the Glory Z Mine for compliance with its mining permit.


The open pit mine is northwest of Fairplay, adjacent to State Highway 9 and was operated by Sanborn Sand and Gravel for many years.


It is now operated by Golden Cross Aggregates, Inc.


Issues of noise, fumes, hours of operation, dust, air and water quality concerns were expressed by some residents of Beaver Ridge subdivision located across Highway 9 from the mine both in a letter to ABE and at the June 17 meeting.


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