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Big wall is the big job at Holden Mine

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HOLDEN VILLAGE — Building an underground wall that’s a mile long and reaches 60 to 70 feet down to the bedrock to divert acid mine drainage from the old Holden Mine will not be an easy task.

“It will be a big, big challenge for us to get this wall in. But it’s not new technology at all. It’s used all over the world,” said Dave Cline, Holden Mine Cleanup project manager for Rio Tinto.

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