There are many factors which affect the ordering of the different elements we are proposing for the Ute Ulay mine; legal, financial, physical etc. Many of these factors are as yet unknown, and so in the interests of clarity we decided to group our ideas into 3 stages. These stages are imperfect, but are flexible enough to respond to the creativity and resourcefulness of local Lake Citians, as well as external factors.
Below is an outline of the stages.
STAGE 1: Immediate preservation & stabilization, art as community momentum
Identify key structures for stabilizing:
Grading and stabilization of town site
Bio-remediation project instigated
Outline function of website, webmaster etc.
Roof Tarp art project
Head frame clinic
Shafts and adits before closure:
STAGE 2: Town site
Deep-energy retrofit hostel and cabins
Chickens or alpaca farm: producing on-site
Interpretive resources and decoration
Development of head frame picnic area
Head frame restoration, picnic area, contemplation space
Water tank projects
Tramway and zip-line, re-establish flume as slide
STAGE 3: Mill site expansion
Access to mill and assayer’s office
Tours and outside walkways
Underground passage to river
Tailings pile mountain remediated as monument
Gathering spot in ruins with movies
Ice rink and expanded ice climbing
Alternative energy development in Henson Creek
Sheds as extra hostel space/residency/workshop
Web presence expands/continues
Pika research center
All these ideas will be detailed here on the Hardrock Revision blog in forthcoming weeks...