Critical Removal Action at the Argonaut Mine Tailings Site


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Critical Removal Action at the Argonaut Mine Tailings Site
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Most of the Site is covered with mine taiiings consisting of grey sands. These sands contain arsenic; the highest level onsite is 32,000 parts per million. These tailings were believed to be processed from the Argonaut Mine Stamp Mill roughly 1/3 of a mile north of the site. The depth of grey sands at the northern tip of the site is approximately 25 feet; while at the southern limit the grey sands may exceed a depth of 60 feet. There is an intermittent creek that runs through the length of the Site.

Contact Information
Tami Trearse
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3000

Phone : (916) 255-3747



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption

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