February 28, 2001 Has completed an agreement with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under which $1,869,000 held by CRK's reclamation surety will be remitted to the DEQ for use in continuing required reclamation at the Kendall minesite. Under the agreement, the DEQ's November 2000 order declaring a default by CRK in fulfillment of its reclamation duties and declaring forfeiture of CRK's reclamation bond, is withdrawn. CRK will continue as minesite owner and proprietor, working cooperatively with the DEQ with
respect to completion of site reclamation.
During 2000, the company advanced investigation and planning for the beneficial use of site waters in irrigation of down-drainage ranchlands.
During 1998, the mine continued with closure activities, principally relating to collection,
treatment and disposal of water contained in the process system and mine area and to revegetation of waste-rock dump surfaces.
During 1997, the two heap leach pads were rinsed of residual cyanide by continuous circulation of water and a treatment plant using reverse osmosis technology was installed to reduce dissolved metals so that water from the process system could be discharged.
June 30, 1997 Canyon earned the Health of the Land Award for its successful program to reintroduce the endangered peregrine falcon at the mine.
To early/97, leaching of the remaining gold in the heap leach pads continued.
March 31, 1996 The final stages of residual leaching were underway. The last tons of ore were crushed and leached in Jan/95, yielding 16,624 ounces of gold for the year.