Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site

Elizabeth Mine, Strafford and Thetford, Vermont

 Elizabeth Mine is an abandoned copper mine located in the Village of South Strafford, Vermont. Deposits at the mine were first discovered in 1793 and the site was operated until its closure in 1958. The tailings on the property are rich in metals and sulfides; as water passes over and through the tailings acid mine drainage occurs, resulting in contamination in Copperas Brook and the West Branch of the Ompompanoosuc River.

Titcomb Associates was hired by URS Corporation to conduct a boundary survey for over 300 acres in Stratford and Thetford, Vermont, for properties associated with the Superfund site administered by the EPA. The project required OSHA 40‐hour training (29 CFR 1910.120). Close coordination with project administrators and adherence to schedules were critical elements in the successful completion of this project. 

Elizabeth Mine is an abandoned copper mine located in the Village of South Strafford, Vermont. Deposits at the mine were first discovered in 1793 and the site was operated until its closure in 1958. The tailings on the property are rich in metals and sulfides; as water passes over and through the tailings acid mine drainage occurs, resulting in contamination in Copperas Brook and the West Branch of the Ompompanoosuc River.Titcomb Associates was hired by URS Corporation to conduct a boundary survey for over 300 acres in Stratford and Thetford, Vermont, for properties associated with the Superfund site administered by the EPA. The project required OSHA 40‐hour training (29 CFR 1910.120). Close coordination with project administrators and adherence to schedules were critical elements in the successful completion of this project.