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Eagle Gold Mine (United States)


One hundred years of mining near Vail left metals that killed fish in the Eagle River, and threatened drinking water wells in Minturn. The Site includes the now-flooded Eagle Mine, the abandoned town of Gilman and 8 million tons of mine wastes.

Miners began working the Eagle Mine in the 1880s, searching for gold and silver. The Eagle Mine later became a zinc mining operation, leaving high levels of arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead and zinc in the soil, and in surface and groundwater. Copper-silver production continued at Eagle Mine until the mine workings were allowed to flood and the mine closed in 1984.

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Last updated March 13th 2010 by carnkie
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