Gold King Mine

  • From the field

    Bringing back the upper Animas

    Seven years after the Gold King spill, a $90 million settlement agreement sets the watershed on the course for recovery In August 2015, three million gallons of mining waste flooded out of the Gold King Mine and into the Animas River near Silverton.   But the real damage to wild trout fisheries had been done long…

  • Conservation Fishing Trout Tips

    For the love of the Animas

    By Ty Churchwell No one in Durango nor Silverton, Colo., will ever forget Aug. 5, 2015 — the day of the Gold King mine spill that sent 3 million gallons of ugly, toxic mine water down the Animas River in southwest part of the state. To say the accident was highly visible is an understatement. In today’s digital world, photos of the orange…