BC MEND ML/ARD Annual Workshop

  1. Beckie R. and Antamina Waste-Rock Research Team at Antamina, University of British Columbia and University of Alberta. A Ten-Year Waste-Rock Study: Lessons Learned from Multiple Scales and Impact on Prediction. Presented at the 2017 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Antamina  AP  drainage chemistry  gas  hydrology  microbiology  model  neutral pH  prediction  scale up  soil cover  temperature  waste rock 


  2. Lindsay M.. Acid Generation and Metal Release in Oil Sands Froth Treatment Tailings. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  NP  PAG  prediction 


  3. Ma L., Z-S. Liu, E. Dy, K. Tufa, J-Q. Zhou, E. Fisher, C. Huang and K.A. Morin. Additional Mechanisms and Measurements to Improve ARD/ML Prediction. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  gas  hydrology  kinetic test  model  prediction  scale up  temperature 


  4. Bucknam C., W. White III and K. Lapakko. ASTM Standardization of Methods for Environmental Characterization of Metal Bearing Wastes and Ores. Presented at the 2005 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  drainage chemistry  kinetic test  NP  PAG  prediction 


  5. Nesset J.E. and F. Rosenblum. Basics of Self-heating of Sulphide Mineral Mixtures. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  Brunswick  concentrate  gas  human health  kinetic test  Louvicourt  mineralogy  NP  particle size  prediction  Red Dog  Sullivan  tailings  temperature  underground  waste rock 


  6. Price W. (Bill). Brief Overview of the Procedures used in the Prediction of Drainage Chemistry from Sulfidic Geological Materials. Presented at the 2006 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  closure  drainage chemistry  guidelines  kinetic test  NP  operating  PAG  pre-development  prediction 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. List of Potential Information Requirements in Metal Leaching/ Acid Rock Drainage Assessment and Mitigation Work (MEND Project 5.10E)

  7. Birkham T. and M. O’Kane. Case Studies to Ignite Your Understanding of Combusting Waste Rock Management and Controls. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  backfill  deposition  encapsulation  gas  kinetic test  layering  mitigation  monitoring  particle size  prediction  segregation  temperature  waste rock  wind-erosion 


  8. Day S., K. Sexsmith, D. MacGregor, P. Mehling, S. Shaw and U. Kestler. Cold Temperature Effects on Geochemical Weathering. Presented at the 2005 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  drainage chemistry  NP  prediction  temperature 


  9. Amos R., D. Wilson, B. Bailey, D. Blowes, D. Sego and L. Smith. Conceptual Overview of Mechanistic Scale-up in Waste Rock: Lessons Learned from Diavik and Potential for Application to Other Mine Sites. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  Diavik  drainage chemistry  kinetic test  model  particle size  scale up  temperature  waste rock 


  10. Price W.. Criteria Used in Material Characterization and the Prediction of Drainage Chemistry: "Screaming Criteria". Presented at the 2005 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  guidelines  kinetic test  neutral pH  PAG  prediction  sampling 


  11. Day S., W. Kuit and M. Filion. Evolution of Mine Drainage Chemistry, Red Dog Mine, Alaska. Presented at the 2003 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  kinetic test  PAG  prediction  Red Dog 


  12. Nesset J.E., J. Gibson and D. Dobney. Field Examples and Mitigation Strategies for Sulphide Mixtures with a High Risk of Self-heating. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  concentrate  desulphurize  encapsulation  gas  kinetic test  lignosulphonate  lime  mitigation  monitoring  paste  prediction  Raglan  Red Dog  tailings  temperature  underground  waste rock 


  13. Gammons C.. Geochemistry of the Berkeley Pit Lake, Butte, Montana. Presented at the 2006 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  Berkeley  Butte  drainage chemistry  hydrology  metal recovery  mineralogy  pit lake 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Long Term Changes in the Limnology and Geochemistry of the Berkeley Pit Lake, Butte, Montana
    2. Geochemistry and Stable Isotope Composition of the Berkeley Pit Lake and Surrounding Mine Waters, Butte, Montana

  14. Vriens B. and R. Beckie. Investigation of Waste Rock Weathering and Drainage: Multiscale Field Study at the Antamina Mine, Peru. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Antamina  AP  drainage chemistry  geology  hydrology  kinetic test  lag time  mineralogy  PAG  prediction  waste rock 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Long-term monitoring of waste-rock weathering at the Antamina mine, Peru
    2. A selection of papers that came out of the Antamina program in the last 3 years:

  15. Pearce S., D. Brookshaw, K. Grohs, M. Orr, Y. Kalua and H. Purnamasari. Practically Achieving Zero Oxygen Conditions: Field Data Collected during Construction of an Integrated Waste Storage Facility at the Martabe Mine. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  dam  dry cover  erosion  gas  layering  Martabe  monitoring  revegetation  rock cover  waste rock 


  16. Bennett J.. Prediction from an Australian Perspective. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  gas  prediction  temperature  waste rock 


  17. Bertrand V.. Pyrite Reactivity Study and Geochemical Stability of Paste Backfill. Presented at the 1999 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  backfill  cement  kinetic test  paste  prediction  tailings 


  18. Fennemore G.. Risk-Based Analysis of Acid Rock Drainage as it Purports to Waste Rock Dumps. Presented at the 1998 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  drainage chemistry  hydrology  model  risk assessment  waste rock 


  19. Vos R.J. and T. O'Hearn. Sulphate Mineral Speciation by Sequential Extraction for the Proposed Veladero Mine, Argentina. Presented at the 2001 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  mineralogy  prediction  Veladero 


  20. Amos R., J. Langman, S. Sinclair, D. Wilson, B. Bailey, D. Blowes, A. Krentz, N. Fretz, L. Smith and D. Sego. The Diavik Waste-Rock Project: Factors controlling sulfide oxidation at the micro and macro scale. Presented at the 2014 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  Diavik  hydrology  prediction  temperature  waste rock 


  21. Campbell G.D.. Twenty-five Years of Mine Waste Characterisation in Western Australia: Overview of Testwork Approaches. Presented at the 2013 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  kinetic test  PAG  prediction 


  22. Nicholson R.V., D. Skruch, D. Amores, S. Barabash, E. Cullen and P. Blanchard. Voisey’s Bay Nickel Mine: A Unique Approach to Mine Rock Management in the 1990s with a Follow-up Assessment in 2017. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  NP  PAG  prediction  segregation  underwater  Voisey's Bay  waste rock 


  23. Skruch D., A. Boyer, S. Barabash and R.V. Nicholson. When is Water Treatment Not Forever? Exploring the Actual Availability of Sulphide and Carbonate Mineral Contents in Acid Generating Rock. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  kinetic test  model  prediction  Treatment  waste rock  weathering 


  24. Jamieson H., A. Cleaver, P. Huntsman, C. Rickwood and A. Bailey. Windblown Tailings Dust as a Source of Metal to Surface Water. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  AP  arsenic  drainage chemistry  Giant  mineralogy  roaster  Stirling  tailings  wind-erosion 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Characterization of Tailings Dust from Two Abandoned Mine Sites: Effects on Nearby Surface Waters and Evaluation of Dust Sampling Methods. MSc thesis, Queen’s University (Supervisors H.E. Jamieson and P. Huntsman)
    2. Characterization of Arsenic-hosting Solid Phases in Giant Mine Tailings and Tailings Dust. MSc thesis, Queen’s University (Supervisor H.E. Jamieson)

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