Frequently Asked Questions

Safety, education within the community, and project transparency are our top priorities as we proceed through the Pikeview Quarry reclamation process. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us for additional information. 

No, all mining was permanently halted in 2018.

Movement is monitored hourly via two advanced systems, the GeoMoS monitoring system (link) and the digital theodolite system (link). The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) (link) is actively involved in the reclamation process, and regularly evaluates the site’s safety.

Reclamation is the process of returning a disturbed piece of land to a beneficial end use. Land can be reclaimed to accommodate its original use or another suitable use.

Quarry reclamation aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. Restoration of the chemical and structural health of the soils.
  2. Reestablishment of plants and trees to enhance biodiversity and create habitat for wildlife.
  3. Creation of a safe environment in and around the quarry to provide opportunities for human activity.
  4. Improvement of the visual and environmental qualities of the quarry landscape.
  5. Preservation of unique geological features.

Reclamation is required per the mining permit issued by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) for Pikeview Quarry. Colorado law requires mines to be reclaimed when they are no longer actively operated.

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) will review the site to determine its stability and safety prior to approving the final reclamation. 

A tremendous amount of backfill is required to regrade the quarry. Local construction companies have been notified that they may bring their clean fill to the quarry for disposal, so most truck traffic is due to deliveries of fill to the site.