CLL maps and images

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September 1954 -  aerial view of site activities prior to the involvement of Cotter Corp., including mining, smelting, and railroad infrastructure.
September 1954 - Site activities prior to the involvement of Cotter Corp., including mining, smelting, and railroad infrastructure.

July 1962 -  Cotter had begun their operations in 1958 and started depositing mill tailings into unlined pits. The Shadow Hills Golf Course was also constructed northwest of the mill area.
July 1962 - Cotter had begun their operations in 1958 and started depositing mill tailings into unlined pits. The Shadow Hills Golf Course was also constructed northwest of the mill area.
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September 1970 -  The footprint of Cotter’s operations has increased, including the number of ponds used to discard mill tailings.
September 1970 - The footprint of Cotter’s operations has increased, including the number of ponds used to discard mill tailings.

February 1979 -  Cotter begins building two lined impoundments to replace the unlined ponds (called the Old Ponds Area) and constructs a new mill. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service completed a flood control dam on Sand Creek in 1972.
February 1979 - Cotter begins building two lined impoundments to replace the unlined ponds (called the Old Ponds Area) and constructs a new mill. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service completed a flood control dam on Sand Creek in 1972.
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May 1988-  Cotter milling operations next to the primary and secondary impoundment. Remnants from the Old Ponds Area can be seen.
May 1988- Cotter milling operations next to the primary and secondary impoundment. Remnants from the Old Ponds Area can be seen.

September 1994 –  aerial of the Cotter mill and vicinity.
September 1994 – The Cotter mill and vicinity.
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March 2004 –  Milling facility and equipment yard.
March 2004 – Milling facility and equipment yard.

June 2006-  During this time the Cotter Mill was in ‘stand-down’ mode (2005 to 2011) prior to decommissioning the facility.
June 2006- During this time the Cotter Mill was in ‘stand-down’ mode (2005 to 2011) prior to decommissioning the facility.
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Recent photos

September 2020 site photos (photo credit: Colorado Legacy Land) 

October 2021 site photos (photo credit: Colorado Legacy Land)