Optional Day 2 Field Trip - Improving Abandoned Mine Lands-
Summit participants and guests have an opportunity to see first-hand what can be done to improve landscapes impacted by historic mining. Building on the themes discussed during the AML Summit, participants will discuss how the nuances of site characterization, project planning, success metrics and stakeholder collaboration led to successful outcomes at each site.
Some walking and light hiking will be involved at some locations, so please come prepared and dress accordingly (sturdy close-toed shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.).
The tentative tour itinerary is provided below. Updates will be available on the MMSA website and field trip tour packets will be distributed on April 1st.
7:00 AM Meet at Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport (3220 South 48th Street Phoenix AZ 85040)
7:30 AM Depart Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
9:00 AM Bullion Plaza and Cultural Museum (150 N Plaza Circle, Miami, AZ 85539)
BHP will give a presentation about the historic mining area, its BHP legacy sites and provide an overview of past and ongoing reclamation activities.
10:00 AM Tour of Legacy Sites in BHP Miami Unit, Solitude, and Old Dominion Historic Mine Park
12:00 PM Lunch at Old Dominion Historic Mine Park (161 N Murphy St, Globe, AZ 85501)
1:30 PM Leave Old Dominion Historic Park
2:30 PM Tour of Cracker Jim Mine on Tonto National Forest (Near Top-of-the-World, AZ)
5:00 PM Return to Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport