U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Abandoned Mine Lands|
The Colorado AML program addresses two issues relating to abandoned mine sites: 1) environmental impacts, and 2) hazardous mine openings. The AML program has inventoried over 2,800 hard rock abandoned mines with over 10,000 hazardous openings on public lands administered by BLM.
BLM has closed over 1,400 hazardous mine openings. Future mine closures to address the remaining 8,600 openings will be focused on areas with high public use.
For more information on the AML program, please visit the national site at: national site . For more specific Colorado information download Colorado's abandoned Mine Land Workplan for Fiscal Year 2007-2013 .