Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment

The Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment is one of Idaho’s more interesting dams and it is located almost exactly in the geographic center of the state. This dam was built for mining purposes and as such has very little other benefits or uses. It is unique though and in a part of the state that is extremely photogenic. A dam enthusiast would really appreciate a visit to the Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment.

Fun Facts About Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment

-Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment opened in 1983.

-Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment is the second tallest centerline tailings dam in the entire world.

-Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment is composed mostly of cycloned sand.

-Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment measures in at 550 tall.

-Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment has been approved to reach an eventual height of 750 feet.

-The purpose of Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment is to impound the runoff and tailings from the Thompson Creek Mine operation.

-Bruno Creek Tailings Impoundment is owned by the Thompson Creek Mining Company.

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