The Facts

Rocky Mountain Resources has proposed the following:

  • Expanding from 15.7 acres to 440 acres with 320 acres being disturbed.  An expansion of 28 times compared to the existing permitted area.
  • Increasing trucking from 20 trucks per day to between 320 to 450 trucks per day.  With standard semi loads even more may be required.
  • 5 Million tons per year of production with a minimum 20 year quarry life
  • 38,000 lbs/minute average during production shift
  • 24/7 operation with extraction and trucking from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, blasting from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, no seasonal closure
  • Extracting 100 Million tons from a 175’ deep layer
  • 450 trucks/day is a truck every 96 seconds each direction along the haul route

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These photos show the proposed expansion of the Transfer Trail mine.  The current mining area is seen on the bottom right in blue.

Mine expansion as seen from Glenwood Springs High School.


Mine expansion as seen from Glenwood Meadows shopping area.

Mine expansion as seen from above looking north.  The second slide shows the view near Glenwood Caverns.

Mine expansion as seen from Glenwood Meadows.

RMR at Target II

Mine expansion as seen from near Iron Mountain Hot Springs.


We'll need as much support as possible for this important issue!