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0 DIVISION OF RECLAMATION MINING AND SAFETY MINERALS PROGRAM INSPECTION REPORT

HQ JUN 2
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22009
Reciarrtatloo

PHONE

303

3567 866

Divisien of

The Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety has conducted an inspection of the mining operation noted below This report documents observations concerning compliance of the mining operation with the permit and the regulations of the Mined Land Reclamation Board The report notes 1 Areas of successful compliance 2 Problems and suggested corrective actions and or
Possible violations to be considered for possible enforcement action by the Mined Land Reclamation Board OPERATORS SHOULD READ THIS REPORT CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT MAY REQUIRE CORRECTIVE ACTION AND OR RESPONSES

3

TO THE DIVISION IN ORDER TO AVOID CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ENFORCEMENT ACTION BY THE MINED LAND RECLAMATION BOARD MINE NAME Burros Mine

OPERATOR Gold Eagle Mining Inc
MINERAL Uranium TYPE OF OPERATION U G 1100

COUNTY San

Miguel
Bob Oswald

S INSPECTOR
MINE ID

OR PROSPECTING ID

1977 M 297

G
TIME OF DAY

qt 0 7
DATE OF COMPLAINT NA

INSPECTION DATE

09 3 6 RCO
MI

S INITIALS INSPECTOR

MILITARY
3

00 12

INSPECTION TYPE

CODE CODE

POST INSP

2 CONTACTS

BL DOE
IE

JOINT INSP AGENCY WEATHER

BL DOE CL
Don Coram

REASON FOR INSP CODE

CODE

BOND CALCULATION TYPE 5

BC

OPERATOR REP PRESENT

1

2 3
4 5

Prospect SI irelated PR Surety operation Pre Land Colo Dept Health CL None BLM BL CH AG NO CL Forest Service HW Local Government SE State Engr Board CT Citizen CW Wildlife FS Hwy Dept LG REASON FOR INSPECTION CODE RS Other Agency Request CT Normal I E Program HP Citizen Complaint IE CL AG High Priority Priority PY WEATHER CODE CL Inclement prevented inspection RN Clear IN WE CL Cloudy CR Raining SN Snowing WD Windy BOND CALCULATION TYPE CODE Partial Bond NN Complete Bond BP BC None
POST INSPECTION CONTACTS AND JOINT INSPECTION AGENCY CODE

INSPECTION TYPE CODE

IN IL CL Monitoring Illegal Operation MI

Mineral MP

This list identifies the environmental and permit parameters inspected and gives a categorical evaluation of each IF PB OR PV IS INDICATED YOU SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING PAGES CAREFULLY IN ORDER TO ASSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF YOUR PERMIT AND APPLICABLE RULES AND REGULATIONS If PV is indicated you will be notified under separate
cover

when the Mined Land Reclamation Board will consider

possible

enforcement action

GENERAL INSPECTION TOPICS

AR

RECORDS BALANCE

Y Y

FN

FINANCIAL WARRANTY GRADING FACILITIES

Y NA NA Y PB PB

RD ROADS

Y NA NA NA

HB HYDROLOGIC PROCESSING PW GENL MP SIGNS SM ES AT

BG BACKFILL FISH FW SP

EX EXPLOSIVES TS
TOPSOIL EVEGETATION RV R

TAILINGS NA WASTE

SF PROCESSING

MINE PLAN COMPLIANCE NA
AND MARKERS Y

WILDLIFE

STORM WATER MGT PLAN

SB COMPLETE ST

INSP N
Y

DEV WASTE Y OVERBURDEN ACID OR TOXIC MATERIALS
N

SEDIMENTATION SC EROSION

ECL PLAN COMP RS R

SITE DAMAGE OFF OD
Inspected PV
and Possible Violations Noted

NA

STIPULATIONS NA

Inspected Y

and Found in

Compliance
N

Inspected PB

and Problems Noted

Not

Inspected
ORIGINAL

NA

Not

Applicable

Public File

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MINE ID OR PROSPECTING ID INSPECTION DATE 6 09 3
1977 M 297

S INITIALS RCO INSPECTOR

OBSERVATIONS
This

Metals 110 2 permits The partial inspection was performed by the Division as part of its monitoring of Hard Rock on page one was named the The to scheduled was contacted a time for inspection s representative operator arrange operator both Dan Burns and of US DOE the site is the were Also the Kyle Turley inspection inspection present during present during BLM northern Joel both Helen Johnson of lease tract and located and on US DOE Hartman the edge of 13 CSR Mary largely the site is on BLM managed land This was a partial inspection since the Burro 7 area was not inspected The site

inspection and has not been active for several years There was a permit ID sign law mining features in the vicinity of this permit which are portal There are numerous pre posted not included in the permit area This includes the features at the Burro 3 claim a vent shaft that has re opened presenting a hazard and a runoff containment berm that is eroding and causing a failing dump slope The erosion on the Burro 3 is above and outside the permitted area but is affecting the onsite stormwater and sediment control in the permit area
was

not active at the time of the
ore

on

the

bin

near

the lower

permit area includes a lower portal ore bin and large waste dump a road leading to the Burro 5 and Burro 7 mine features 60 feet wide according to the 1994 SWMP map a vent shaft along the road enclosed in a permitted road corridor is 50 areas for several security fence upland stormwater control structures Burro 5 dump and vent shaft plus steel buildings and 7 dump headframe ore bin and vent shaft on and near the Burro 7 claim and according Burro location compressor generator to the 1984 affected area map location of the change dry building Several areas of the permit have been reclaimed including the Burro shaft backfilled Burro 7 shaft backfilled change dry building demolished access road between Burro 5 and Burro 7 recontoured and revegetated None of these items have been removed from the permit area though the associated reclamation costs may have been removed from the bond amount If the operator wishes to request release of any fully reclaimed areas please follow the steps described in Hard Rock Rule 4 17
The
The

permit boundary is irregular and would be difficult to completely mark but since much of the permit is located on hill slopes providing the potential for sedimentation erosion sloughing or expansion from earthwork it is essential that portions of it must be marked prior to re starting any activity Specifically the dumps and SWMP areas must be marked in a durable and visible is not a problem at this time manner This portal
has been cleared of muck and is secured by a locked steel grate The portal was dry The lower dump cribbing and steel debris Drainage control from the portal and dump areas appears adequate The lower

The lower

contains

some

wood

segment of the road near the county road has been modified by grading to retain stormwater runoff that is not being adequately contained in the upland areas of the permit No runoff is reaching the county road but the temporary berms are not engineered and may reach capacity soon The upper areas of the permit are being severely eroded including breaching of the berms sediment filling the retention ponds road berms overtopped roadbed gullied deeply culverts clogging and possible increased erosion of natural drainages below the roads and dumps The former operator had a SW MP from CDPHE WQCD and it is assumed that the present operator also has one It does not matter that there is no mining activity at the site the operator must monitor and maintain adequate drainage and erosion controls by complying with the current SWMP if one exists Failure to provide adequate controls will result in further onsite and offsite deterioration The lack of functioning
drainage controls on the site is noted as a problem in this report The corrective action is that the operator must provide evidence of rebuilding adequate stormwater controls and evidence of compliance with the SWMP See the last page for the correction date If the operator wishes to constructor install different structures than what is presently approved for the site it
may be necessary to obtain
There
were no a

permit revision

stockpiles

of
a

ore or

noted The US DOE holds the new

bond for the

topsoil no mining equipment no noxious weeds and no hydrocarbons s activities on this lease tract The reclamation costs will operator

or

contaminants

be reviewed and

figures

will be sent to the
were

operator

No further items

observed

at the Division of Reclamation

during the inspection Responses to this inspection report should be directed to this inspector 2 Durango Colorado 81301 Please note Mining and Safety 691 County Road 233 Suite A
new

As of 7 08 the Durango Field Office moved to the 1

address shown above

Please revise your records

as

necessary

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MINE ID

OR PROSPECTING ID

1977 M 297 S INITIALS RCO INSPECTOR

09 3 INSPECTION DATE 6

Cont

I

E Contact Address

cc

Steve

Shuey DRMS

CE
NAME OPERATOR
Don Coram BL

Gold Eagle Mining Inc 845 E Main St
Montrose CO 81401

FS HW HMWMD
SE

STREET ZIP STATE CITY

CH

WQCD CH
OTHER 4 Rd Grand Junction CO 81503 Cc Ed Cotter US DOE 2597 B3 Helen Mary Johnson BLM 15 Burnett Ct Durango CO 81301 WQCD 4300 Cherry Creek South Dr Denver CO 80222 CDPHE

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MINE ID OR PROSPECTING ID 09 3 INSPECTION DATE 6 1977 M 297

S INITIALS RCO INSPECTOR

The

or possible violations PV and suggested corrective actions were identified during this following problems PB and be corrected by the dates given or they will become possible violations The possible should inspection The problems violations should be corrected by the dates given to reduce their severity when considered by the Mined Land Reclamation Board The inspector noted on the previous page should be notified of all corrective actions taken

POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS PROBLEMS
AND

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS CORRECTION
DATE

There is

a

lack of

adequate

stormwater control and the site is
must

eroding
a

09 1 9
PB
or

PV

PB

CORRECTIVE ACTION The and

adequate

stormwater

provide operator management plan and provide

evidence to this office of
evidence of

current the

S TOPIC
SC

SP

performing

onsite construction of the necessary runoff and erosion control structures The operator must provide evidence of completing these activities to the Division by the date shown at right

None

PB

or

PV

CORRECTIVE ACTION NA

S TOPIC
1 1

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

to receive

to the persons designated herein I Bob Oswald certify that I mailed a true and complete copy of the foregoing inspection report copies at their addresses of record by depositing them postage paid with the US Postal Service on the signature

date shown below

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