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NPS Abandoned Mineral Lands Photos

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mine headframe
Headframe over inclined shaft at Duchess Mine, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.. (NPS Photo)
vertical mine opening
Open stope at Skidoo Mine, Death Valley National Park, California.. (NPS Photo)
underground coal mine
Stone Cliff Coal Mine, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia.. (NPS Photo)
mill buildings
Kennecott Mill, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.. (NPS Photo)
mill building
Skidoo Mill, Death Valley National Park, California. (NPS Photo)
stay out - stay alive
stay out - stay alive. (logo)
U.S. map showing total AML features in NPS
Distribution of AML features in NPS units.. (NPS Illustration)
warning sign on gate
Administrative closure sign at Keane Wonder Gold Mine, Death Valley National Park California.. (NPS Photo)
fence around mine openings
Fencing of large open stopes, El Portal Barite Mine, Yosemite National Park, California.. (NPS Photo)
cable mesh over mine opening
Cable mesh over open stull stope, Skidoo Gold Mine, Death Valley National Park, California.. (NPS Photo)
backhoe filling mine opening
Backfill of adit with native rock and soils, Rainy Day Uranium Mine, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.. (NPS Photo)
foam plug
Polyurethane foam plug and backfill with waste rock in progress at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee/Kentucky.. (NPS Photo)
filled mine opening
Polyurethane foam plug and backfill with waste rock after backfill is completed at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee/Kentucky.. (NPS Photo)
rockwall construction
Native rock and masonry wall under construction 15 feet inside adit , Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah.. (NPS Photo)
backhoe filling mine opening
Adit backfilled with waste rock to the entrance, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah.. (NPS Photo)
well plugging rig
Oil and gas well plugging operation, unnamed orphaned well, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee/Kentucky.. (NPS Photo)
steel grate over mine opening
Steel grate installed over vertical shaft, Mariscal Mercury Mine, Big Bend National Park, Texas.. (NPS Photo)
steel bat cupola over mine opening
Bat cupola installed over vertical shaft, Death Valley National Park, California.. (NPS Photo)
steel bat cupola over mine opening
Low-profile bat cupola installed over vertical shaft, Mojave National Preserve, California.. (Courtesy of David Tibor, State of California)
bat gate
Bat gate installed in adit, Buffalo National River, Arkansas.. (NPS Photo)
bat gate
Bat gate with desert tortoise access at Katherine Access Gold Mine, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona.. (NPS Photo)
restoration of gravel pit
Pit restoration in process to return the land to natural conditions, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado.. (NPS Photo)
restored gravel pit
Pit restoration in process after completion, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado.. (NPS Photo)
debris in mine
This dynamite found undergroundwas later removed by a certified blaster from the local sheriff’s department, Joshua Tree National Park, California.. (NPS Photo)
U.S. map showing priority for mitigation
Prioritization by region of AML features that require mitigation.. (NPS Illustration)
Diagram illustrating general mining terminology.
Diagram illustrating general mining terminology.. (NPS Illustration)
 

 

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Last Updated: December 18, 2012