A Reclaimed mine site, which was fully restored
to a wetland environment, with a man made lake to provide
recreation, fish and water fowl habitat, and a livable area for
both man and animals. Modern mining companies are responsible
citizens of the community and country.
Reclamation worker planting vegitation
to restore a mined area. The vegitation is a type native to this
arid, desert environment.
A Technician taking a water sample from a ground
water monitoring well. Extreme care is taken to ensure that the
mining activity does not disturb the ground water near the mine.
Extensive monitoring and testing on samples are conducted
throughout the life of the mine.
A Reclaimed mine site, one of my
favorite reclaimed mine sites. This is a former Limestome Quarry,
located in central Florida. It was reclaimed as a Golf Course,
with a slope of 131 and is so difficult to play it is truly
great, if your shots are VERY accurate. As you can see, even the
fairways slope in every direction, and the Rough, well they rate
a 10. (In my Golf Book, if you find your ball in the rough it is
not a 10).
Reclamation of a mine site in progress,
note the silt fences (rows of material that look like a fence).
These are to prevent any solid particulates from the disturbed
soil from entering the water through runoff from rainfall. Modern
mining companies take every precuation to ensure the preservation
of the natural resources of the community in which they reside
A Technician releasing a Hawk into a
reclaimed mine site that is a wildlife habitat, and will provide
a good living habitat for the animals and birds inhabitating the
area, including the hawk. Just another example of a modern mine
returning the post mining land use to a natural, useful spot on
the earth. One that can be enjoyed by both man and the other
creatures that inhabit this planet.