Opal Group Inc.

Southport/Settlement Canyon Abandoned Mine Inventory and Reclamation

Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program

Tooele County, Utah

The Southport and Settlement Canyon Project area is located directly east of Stockton and south of Tooele, in Tooele County, Utah. The project area takes in the western most reach of the central portion of the Oquirrh Mountains, between Settlement and Soldier Canyons.

A total of 292 features were inventoried for this project. Of that 191 openings were referred to as mine features. Of the 191 features, 169 require reclamation. The inventory included locating, tagging, photographing and measuring each mine feature.

To accomplish these objectives, compatible Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were selected and employed. A Trimble Pathfinder real-time differential GPS receiver (XRS) and a GPS receiver with post-processing differential correction (GeoExplorer 3) were used to log the roads/paths to, and positions of, the mine sites as shown in the Construction Drawings contained in Appendix A. The inventory was thoroughly conducted using a combination of four-wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and extensive walking routes.


Type of Work: Mine Inventory, GPS, GIS, Reclamation Design

Size: 191 mine openings

Services: Mine Reclamation

Related Projects:Mine Closure, Mine Closure, Fire Suppression