BC MEND ML/ARD Annual Workshop

  1. Cash A., G. Wilson, P. Urrutia and J. Robertson. A 2011 Update for the Single-layer Desulphurized Tailings Cover Completed in 1999 at Detour Gold. Presented at the 2011 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  cost  desulphurize  Detour  dry cover  model  NAG  PAG  slurry  tailings 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Evaluation of a Single-Layer Desulphurized Tailings Cover. 6th ICARD

  2. Nicholson R.. A Meander Through Sulphide Tailings Assessment. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  model  prediction  tailings 


  3. Ayres B., L. Lanteigne and M. O'Kane. A Review of Performance of the Whistle Mine Backfilled Pit Cover System - Four Years After Construction. Presented at the 2009 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  amend lime  backfill  dry cover  model  pit  soil barrier  treatment  waste rock  Whistle 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Closure Planning and Implementation at CVRD Inco's Whistle Mine, Ontario, Canada

  4. R. Beckie 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 


  5. Kwong Y.T.J.. Aresenic Remobilization: Geochemical Controls, Case Histories and Prediction. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  arsenic  Cobalt  drainage chemistry  mineralogy  model  Mount Washington  prediction  uranium 


  6. M. O'Kane. Boliden Aitik Mine Closure Planning - WRSF Closure Planning Support Studies. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Aitik  closure  discharge  drainage chemistry  dry cover  hydrology  loading  mitigation  model  NAG  PAG  soil barrier  waste rock 


  7. N. Eriksson. Boliden Aitik Mine Closure Planning: Overview of the Mine and the Overall Closure Planning Project. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Aitik  closure  model  PAG  pit  receiving environment  tailings  waste rock 


  8. Morin K.A. and N.M. Hutt. Case Studies in Metal Solubility at Minesites. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Bell  drainage chemistry  Island Copper  model  Mount Polley  prediction 


  9. Martin J., G. Wiatzka, J. Scharer and B. Halbert. Case Studies that Illustrate the Benefits, Limitations and Information Requirements of Geochemical Modelling. Presented at the 2005 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  backfill  Crean Hill  dry cover  guidelines  Kam Kotia  model  pit  prediction  waste rock 


  10. Logsdon M., D. Blowes, M. Baker, J. Jambor, I. Ritchie and U. Mayer. Characterizing Geochemical Impacts of a Low-Sulphur Waste-Rock System: Diavik Project, Lac de Gras, NT, Canada. Presented at the 2001 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Diavik  geology  model  prediction 


  11. Mayer K.U., C.G. Romano and D.W. Blowes. Combining Field Measurements and Reactive Transport Modelling to Predict ARD, Case Study: Fault Lake Tailings, Falconbridge, ON. Presented at the 2005 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  Fault Lake  loading  model  prediction  receiving environment  tailings 


  12. R. Amos, 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 


  13. P. Ferguson, C. Wels and N. Pesonen. Current Site Conditions and Water Quality Predictions for Myra Creek, Nyrstar Myra Falls, British Columbia. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  closure  collection  diversion  drainage chemistry  loadings  model  Myra Falls  prediction  receiving environment  underwater 


  14. D. Wilson, D. Blowes, R. Amos, D. Sego and L. Smith. Diavik Waste Rock Project: Application of Reactive Transport Models to Scale-up in Waste Rock. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Diavik  drainage chemistry  hydrology  kinetic test  loading  model  prediction  scale up  waste rock 


  15. Blowes D.W. , J.L. Jambor, K.U. Mayer and T.A. Al. drainage chemistrys on Metal Concentrations in Base and Precious Metal Mine Tailings. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  arsenic  drainage chemistry  Heath Steele  mineralogy  model  Nickel Rim  Red Lake  roaster  tailiings 


  16. Aziz M. and K. Ferguson. Equity Silver Mine: Over 10 Years Experience with Dry Covers. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  climate  dry cover  Equity  hydrology  lime  maintenance costs  model  monitoring  soil barrier  treatment  waste rock 


  17. Kingston, S.. Evaluating Performance of Cover Design for Remedial Options Analysis of Mine Closure. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  abandoned  Cantung  dry cover  lag time  model  tailings 


  18. Day S. and R. Robichaud. Evolution of East Pit Water Chemistry Predictions at Huckleberry Mine: Effect of a Wall Failure and Mine Plan Changes. Presented at the 2011 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Huckleberry  model  options analysis  pit  prediction  subsidence 


  19. O'Kane M., D. Christensen, K. Bonstrom and B. Huys. Evolution of Waste Rock Management and Cover System Design at BHPBilliton Iron Ore, Mt. Whaleback Operations, Western Australia. Presented at the 2011 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  deposition  dry cover  encapsulation  model  Mt Whaleback  store and release  waste rock 


  20. McKeown, M.. Forecasting long term water quality - Swedish mine. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Aitik  closure  discharge  drainage chemistry  dry cover  hydrology  loading  mitigation  model  PAG  prediction  soil barrier  waste rock 


  21. Brown D., R. Verburg, H. Letient and C. Aranda. Geochemical Characterization of Waste Rock, Antamina Mine, Peru. Presented at the 2005 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Antamina  kinetic test  model  prediction  waste rock 


  22. Day S., K. Sexsmith, R. Bowell and D. Hockley. Geochemistry of Molybdenum Leaching at British Columbia Copper and Molybdenum Mines. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  Endako  Highland Valley  mineralogy  model  prediction 


  23. Junqueira F., S. Dunlap and W. Wilson. Golden Sunlight Soil Covers on Waste Rock and Tailings. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  Golden Sunlight  model  store and release  tailings  waste rock 


  24. S. Jensen and E. Marquez . How Much Modelling is Too Much Modelling? – Red Chris Mine: A Case Study. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  hydrology  loading  model  operating  Red Chris  selenium 


  25. Tran A.B., P. Fines, S. Miller, D. Williams and W. Wilson. Hydrological & Geochemical Characterization of Two Full-Scale Waste Rock Piles. Presented at the 2003 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  hydrology  model  NAG  PAG  particle size  prediction  Ridgeway  waste rock  Whistle 


  26. Nicholson R.V., S. Barabash, M. Venhuis, G. Ivanis and G. Shen. Integration of Field Investigations and an Innovative Modelling Tool in the Prioritization of Mitigation Strategies for an Abandoned Uranium Mine. Presented at the 2013 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Gunnar  loading  model  prediction  tailings  uranium  waste rock 


  27. P. Beddoes, B. Bailey and S. Shaw . Interrelationships of Water Management, Monitoring, and Modelling. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  BC  contingency  guideline  hydrology  model  monitoring  prediction  regulation  water management 


  28. Aubertin M.. Lessons Learned From Field Applications of CCBE. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  Goldstrike  Lorraine  LTA  Manitou  model  monitor  soil barrier  tailings cover  UQAT 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Water Diversion Capacity of Inclined Capillary Barriers
    2. The Behavior of Inclined Covers Used as Oxygen Barriers

  29. Hockley D.. Modeling Acidic Drainage from Waste Rock Piles. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  model  prediction  waste rock 


  30. Dunbar D., D. Flather and S. Salvador. Modeling of Mines Selbaie Pit Lake: Calibration and Long-Term Forecasting. Presented at the 2006 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  diffusion barrier  hydrology  model  peat  pit lake  Selbaie  soil  solid residue  treatment  waste rock 


  31. A. Wade, S. Shaw and S. Day . Modelling Nitrate Release in the Elk Valley. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  blasting residues  Elk Valley  lag time  loading  model  prediction  waste rock 


  32. Dunbar D., A.J. Martin, C. Fraser and S. Mueller. Modelling of Pit Lake Filling Scenarios using a Coupled Physical and Biogeochemical Model. Presented at the 2015 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Aitik  model  pit lake 


  33. Keller J., T.M. Yao, M. Milczarek, D. Hammermeister and R. Rice. New Methods for Hydraulic Characterization of Mine Waste and Cover System Materials. Presented at the 2009 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  heap leach  hydrology  model  prediction  waste rock 


  34. Otwinowski M.. Non-Linear Waste Rock Modelling. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  model  prediction  waste rock 


  35. Chambers D.. Operational Use of Mathematical Modelling. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  model  prediction  tailings  waste rock 


  36. Murphy F.M., T.H. Higgs and M. Bratty. Performance of the Albino Sub-Aqueous Waste Disposal Facility at the Eskay Creek Mine. Presented at the 1999 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  amend lime  Eskay Creek  exploration  ferric  model  natural lake  receiving environment  tailings  treatment  underwater  waste rock 


  37. Nordstrom D.. Practical Applications of Geochemical Modeling. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  model  prediction 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Geochemistry of Acid Mine Waters (Chapter 6 in The Environmental Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, 1999)
    2. Geochemical Modeling of Water-Rock Interactions in Mining Environments (Chapter 14 in The Environmental Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, 1999)

  38. O'Kane M.. Practical Use of MEND Report 2.21.4: Design, Construction & Performance Monitoring of Cover Systems for Waste Rock and Tailings. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  guidelines  model  monitoring 


  39. St-Arnaud L.. Prediction Models for Acid Mine Drainage. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  model  prediction 


  40. J. Mackin, D. Flather and H. Bent. Prediction of Drainage Chemistry for Contact Water Passing Through Multiple Rock Units Within a Proposed Block Cave Mining Operation. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  bulkhead  drainage chemistry  flood  geology  hydrology  Kemess  kinetic test  model  prediction  subsidence  underground  underwater 


  41. Wels C. and L. Findlater. Prediction of Groundwater Recovery and Post-Flooding Groundwater Quality. Presented at the 2006 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  backfill  hydrology  model  options analysis  pit  prediction  tailings  waste rock 


  42. Smith L., L. MacPhie, D. Leahy, R. Maji and M. Wen. Prediction of Metal Loadings from Groundwater to Tidal Waters. Presented at the 2007 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  hydrology  Island Copper  loading  model  pit lake  prediction  waste rock 


  43. Davis A.. Prediction of Pit Lake Drainage Chemistry. Presented at the 1998 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  model  pit lake  prediction  risk assessment 


  44. Nicholson R.V.. Release and Mobility of Nickel from Mine Waste: Theory and Case Histories. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  mineralogy  model  prediction  Raglan  uranium  Voisey's Bay 


  45. J. Zhan. Richmond Hill Mine Heap Leach Pad Soil Cover System Evaluation. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  bentonite  dry cover  heap leach  liner  model  monitoring  Richmond Hill  store and release 


  46. 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 


  47. Smith Q. and L. Lanteigne. Selection and Implementation of a Dry Cover System at Whistle Open Pit Mine. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  backfill  bentonite cover  dry cover  GCL  model  options analysis  pit  soil barrier  waste rock  Whistle 


  48. Phillip M. and D. Hockley. Sullivan Fatalities Incident: Technical Investigations and Findings Part 2. Presented at the 2007 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  failure  gas  health and safety  model  Sullivan  temperature  waste rock 


  49. Nelson M.. The effect of geological models on ML/ARD characterization program design at the KSM Project. Presented at the 2014 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  geology  KSM  model 


  50. Weeks B. and W. Wilson. The Influence of Spatial Energy Distribution on Cover Performance at the Equity Silver Mine. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  climate  dry cover  hydrology  model 


  51. Barbour L., D. Chapman, C. Qualizza, S. Kessler, C. Boese, R. Shurniak, G. Meiers, M. O'Kane, J. Hendry and S. Wall. Tracking the Evolution of Reclaimed Landscapes Through the Use of Instrumented Watersheds: A Brief History of the Syncrude Southwest 30 Overburden Reclamation Research Program. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  hydrology  model  monitor  organic cover  reclamation  revegetation  soil barrier  Syncrude 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Tracking the Evolution of Reclaimed Landscapes Through the Use of Instrumented Watersheds - A Brief History of the Syncrude Southwest 30 Overburden Reclamation Research Rrogram

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