Historic Snowshoe Mine located in Libby Montana was mined for lead, silver, and gold from 1889 to 1964. The soil has been contaminated with arsenic, copper, iron, mercury, lead, antimony and zinc. Native plant growth was sparse and stunted.
Clean amended cover soil and EKO Compost was applied with a ration of 1:6. The area was then seeded and mulched. Snowshoe creek was reconstructed through the disturbed footprint.
Areas that received EKO Compost showed significant improvement.
Overall plant density was greatly improved, with bare and dead spots filling in.
Reduced risk to human health and the environment.
Improved Wildlife Habitat.