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Meet the People Bringing Newmont’s Values to Life at the Idarado Mine

Celebrating a Rich History of Reclamation and Partnership at the Idarado Mine

People have been the foundation of Newmont’s business for more than 90 years. Consider their influence on the historic Idarado Mine, where men and women put Newmont’s values to work in the years leading up to and following the close of the mine. Whether working to grow a bustling ski community or taking the lead on environmental remediation in the region, employees from the Idarado Mine continue to have a positive impact on Telluride today. Meet the people behind the Idarado Mine in The Mine Next Door, a 10-part series from the Telluride Daily Planet.

A young Bill Mahoney skied behind his dad’s car down the main street of Telluride in 1939. (Bill Mahoney collection)

Part 3 – Snow Is the New Gold: Telluride’s Transition from Mining to Skiing

In a small upstairs room at the Telluride-Miners-Hospital-turned-Historical-Museum, Bill Mahoney’s first skis are (…)

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The ldarado Legacy Trail follows the course of the San Miguel River from Telluride to Pandora, offering views of the reclaimed tailings pile formerly known as the Toxic Twinkie.

Part 4 – It’s a RAP: The Battle over Idarado’s Reclamation

By the time the Idarado mine shut down in 1978, the enormous loaf-shaped mound of tailings at the edge of Telluride (…)

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