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Open-file Report - 597
Making Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Profitable - Workshop Proceedings and Abstracts

Virginia McLemore and Bonnie Frey



For the past five years, a team of researchers from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) has been addressing issues associated with uranium mining and natural processes that affect the mobility of uranium. This research was funded by the New Mexico EPSCoR’s Energize New Mexico award ( ). As our funding period comes to a close, we are looking for opportunities to continue as a team, to build on our strong knowledge base, and to make longterm plans with our collaborators. Our team has built collaborative technical relationships with industry and governmental agencies, putting us in an excellent position to identify areas of mine wastes (both mine waste rock piles and tailings) throughout New Mexico that could have potential for the recovery of critical metals and other commodities.

The purpose of this workshop is to examine the feasibility of combining mine reclamation (not limited to uranium mines) with potential recovery of critical minerals and other commodities. Participants include industry and government experts. Our team has received New Mexico EPSCoR Sustainability Innovation Working Group funding for this purpose.

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File Name Size Last Modified
OFR-597.pdf 879 KB 02/02/2021 09:57:44 AM 129.08 MB 02/02/2021 10:26:53 AM
Presentations: 98.45 MB 02/02/2021 10:27:39 AM 29.77 MB 02/02/2021 10:28:19 AM
IWG OralPresentations:
01-Wells-Abandoned_Mines_Workshop_intro.pdf 2.70 MB 02/02/2021 10:06:25 AM
02-Frey_AML_workshop_intro.pdf 661 KB 02/02/2021 10:06:48 AM
03-Thomson_Uranium _Water-NM_Tech_Presentation.pdf 1.80 MB 02/02/2021 10:07:48 AM
04-McLemore18AMLwks.pdf 8.70 MB 02/02/2021 10:09:10 AM
06-Dam_DOE_DRUM_Presentation.pdf 19.01 MB 02/02/2021 10:09:39 AM
07-Lewis_EPSCor_Socorro.pdf 5.65 MB 02/02/2021 10:11:29 AM
08-Gundiler-AML_Presentation.pdf 10.37 MB 02/02/2021 10:12:18 AM
09-Chavez-MineReconciliation.pdf 37.78 MB 02/02/2021 10:13:33 AM
10-Walder-Ni-Cu-Leach_Mine_Waste_Walder.pdf 3.81 MB 02/02/2021 10:14:55 AM
11-Harley_Beneficial_Use_of_Hard_Rock_Mine_Waste.pdf 2.65 MB 02/02/2021 10:15:47 AM
12-Miller_ATI_Presentation.pdf 594 KB 02/02/2021 10:16:45 AM
13-McQuillan_Uranium-groundwater.pdf 4.26 MB 02/02/2021 10:17:32 AM
14-Newcomer_Nacimiento.pdf 1.73 MB 02/02/2021 10:18:23 AM
IWG Posters:
Poster-Caldwell-2018-AMLWorkshop.pdf 143 KB 02/02/2021 10:20:07 AM
Poster-Eshani_uranium_workshop.pdf 2.41 MB 02/02/2021 10:21:05 AM
Poster-Silva-Inventory-AML-in-NM.pdf 5.87 MB 02/02/2021 10:22:28 AM
Poster_Auby-BLM-48x36_V4.pdf 5.82 MB 02/02/2021 10:23:06 AM
Poster_CadolBrownFrey_AMLworkshop_2018.pdf 7.99 MB 02/02/2021 10:23:44 AM
Poster_Eliane El_Hayek_U_in_plants.pdf 1.54 MB 02/02/2021 10:25:23 AM
Poster_Velasco_Uranium_and_Organic_Matter_CAV.pdf 7.41 MB 02/02/2021 10:26:27 AM

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