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The Cleveland Mine Safeguard Project is located seven miles north of Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico. The project area (see Figures 1 and 2) is in the Pinos Altos Mining District on 53 acres of private land in Sections 35 and 36, Township 16 South, Range 14 West, and Sections 1 and 2, Township 17 South and Range 14 West (USGS 7.5’ Fort Bayard and Silver City Quadrangle).

This project involved the following work:

  • Backfilling three mine shafts using mine waste and other nearby material
  • Backfilling 11 mine adits using mine waste and other nearby material
  • Collapsing three rock arches/adits
  • Partially backfilling a stope complex to within 7’ of the top of the stope
  • Construction of a bat gate, with a hinged door inside an adit
  • Construction of a concrete wall with a metal grating over five shafts
  • Construction of  a metal grating inside of one shaft
  •  Construction of a CMP/PUF Plug at two shafts
  • Construction of a PUF plug with rock cover at three shafts
  • Construction of a PUF plug with a grouted rock face at one adit
  • Seeing of all areas disturbed by construction.

You may link to the all Specifications and Maps below.

Cleveland Mine Safeguard Project:  Contract and Specifications
Figures and maps:
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Figure #13 Figure #14 Figure #15

 

Images of the Project
 
 
 

 
   
     
 
 

NOTE: Administrative questions and/or comments contact: Mike Tompson @ 505.476.3427 or e-mail
Technical questions and/or comments contact: Mike Tompson @ 505.476.3427 or e-mail

 
Year Completed: 2013
Cost: 
$452,233.98
Project Engineer
: John Guranich P.E./John Kretzmann, P.E.
Project Manager: Randall Armijo