This photo provided by Hinsdale County shows a water tank at the historic Ute-Ulay mine near Lake City, Colo., in the spring of 2010. The gold mining company LKA International Inc. has

 

              This photo provided by Hinsdale County shows a water tank at the historic Ute-Ulay mine near Lake City, Colo., in the spring of 2010.  The gold mining company LKA International Inc. has
This photo provided by Hinsdale County shows a water tank at the historic Ute-Ulay mine near Lake City, Colo., in the spring of 2010. The gold mining company LKA International Inc. has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of the historic Ute-Ulay site to Hinsdale County. The county will need help to clean up contamination from heavy metals, restore buildings dating to the 19th century, and eventually add a mining museum and potential lodging. (AP Photo/HO/Kristie Borchers)