Public Comment is Underway for Hard Rock Mine Expansion

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposed expansion of the Hard Rock Main Pit aggregate mine south of Salida.   

Hard Rock Paving and Redi-mix is requesting to expand the boundaries of their current mine operation, which is currently on private and BLM lands.   

The proposal would permit Hard Rock to expand its operation east and south onto approximately 50 additional acres of BLM land, extending the life of the mine for another 38 years.  The expansion would provide access of up to 50,000 tons of gravel annually and would realign the mine access road for safety.   

Comments can be submitted at or mailed to “Hard Rock Mine Expansion,” 3028 E Main Street, Canon City, Co 81212 and must be received by September 9.   

Dan R