Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association - CVEPA
Yule Creek Marble Quarry
The famous Yule Creek Marble Quarry, now called the Pride of America Mine, is owned by the Italian Company Red Graniti. In October 2019 CVEPA reported the illegal manipulation of Yule Creek from its drainage. Neither the Army Corps of Engineers nor Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety were aware of the transgression. The natural drainage is now completely filled in. The work was never permitted. In the process of investigation, it was learned that a 5,000-gallon oil spill had occurred at the site as well. An internet search for “aspen journalism/marble quarry” will return an in-depth report. A subsequent light fine was levied but many more questions have now come to light.