Specific mines are being studied that represent different points in the mine-life cycle including undeveloped sites, pre-mining, active mining, post mining, and during and after reclamation. In some cases, a mine was studied at more than one point in the mine life cycle because mining progressed during our work (for example, the Pinenut Mine). Studied point(s) in the mine life cycle are listed after the mine name.
Studies are also occurring at non-mine sites. Little Robinson Tank represents a background, non-mineralized site. Studies at areas and scales that transcend individual mines are listed under Regional Studies.
For more information about the mines and specific scientific studies, click on the mine names below.
Mine study sites and data collection activities
Map shows mines studied, current status (2020) of the mines, data collected at each mine, mining withdrawal areas related to the 2012 Department of Interior Record of Decision, and land ownership. Click on a mine name for more information about that mine and specific scientific studies.