Isotope Tracing Analysis for the Commodore and Nelson Mine Shafts near Creede, Colorado

Ore bins at the Nelson Tunnel West Willow Creek Canyon Creede, Colorado (photo by Jerry Clark)

Principal investigator: Mark W. Williams

Graduate student: Tony Krupicka

Funding Sources

Purpose of the Investigation

The purpose of this Work Plan is to provide the basis and rationale for collecting and evaluating stable isotope and water quality data that will be obtained to supplement the ongoing evaluation of acid mine drainage (AMD) discharging from the portals of the Commodore and Nelson Mines near Creede Colorado

Here's a nice short history of mining at Creede by Jerry Clark