Superfund Site:

CLEVELAND MILL
SILVER CITY, NM

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Edward Mekeel
(214) 665-2252

Remedial Project Manager
PETRA SANCHEZ
(214) 665-6686

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Site Location

Street Address:
FOREST ROUTE 804, 1.5 MI, SILVER CITY, NM 88062

Background

´╗┐Site Background

Cleveland Mill is located in southwestern New Mexico, approximately 5.5 miles north of Silver City, New Mexico.  The Site was a former mine and milling operation during the mining boom of the 1900's (gold, silver, copper mining).  The Site includes 18 acres with 4 acres in mountainous terrain, and about 14 acres that extend down to a drainage area (intermittent tributary creek) and into the streambed of Little Walnut Creek.  

Mining and milling operations, including waste disposal activities left significant levels of tailings at levels that threatened the tirbutary creek and headwaters of Little Walnut Creek.  Heavy metal contaminants included ...
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