BC MEND ML/ARD Annual Workshop

  1. O’Kane M., J. Taylor, J. Robertson, S. Pape, G. Tremblay and B. Kelley. A Review of Potential Improvements to Mine Rock Stockpile Construction Methods. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  deposition  gas  mitigation  options analysis  temperature  waste rock 


  2. 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 


  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. 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 


  5. 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 


  6. Meiers G.. Case Study of the Influence of Shorter Tips in Mine Rock Storage on Internal Air Flow Capacity. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  gas  hydrology  particle size  soil barrier  temperature  waste rock 


  7. Schofield I., P. Brown, M. Logsdon and M. Wickham. Characterization Studies of the Waste Rock Dumps at the Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, USA. Presented at the 2022 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Bingham Canyon  gas  hydrology  monitoring  prediction  temperature  waste rock 


  8. Phillip M., D. Hockley, B. Dawson and W. Kuit. Convective Flow Monitoring and the Influence of Cover Material. Presented at the 2009 workshop.

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

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Sullivan Mine Fatalities Incident: Technical Investigations and Findings
    2. Sullivan Mine Fatalities Incident: Key Conclusions and Implications for Other Sites

  9. McAlary M., C.J. Ptacek, J.G. Bain, D.W. Blowes, J. Fyfe and S. Marshall. Effectiveness of Organic Carbon Cover Systems on Sulfide-rich Tailings. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  amend  biosolids  desulphurized  dry cover  gas  hydrology  lime  Onaping  organic cover  tailings 


  10. Bao Z., J. Bain, S.P. Holland, D. Wilson, P. MacKenzie, C.J. Ptacek and D.W. Blowes. Faro Waste Rock Project: An Integrated Study of Hydrological and Geochemical Processes in Sulfide- and Carbonate-rich Waste-Rock Dumps. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  Faro  gas  geology  hydrology  isotope  mineralogy  prediction  temperature  waste rock 


  11. 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 


  12. Shaw S. and A.M. Robertson. Geochemical Predictions of the Landusky Spent Ore Heap Leach Pads and Implications for Water Management. Presented at the 2001 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  abandoned  drainage chemistry  gas  heap leach  Landusky  mineralogy  PAG  prediction  treatment 


  13. Bain J., B. McNeill, M. Steinepreis, L. Smith, D. Blowes, R. Amos, A. Cash, G.W. Wilson, J. Robertson and M-H. Turgeon. Geochemistry and Microbiology of Historic Waste Rock Piles at the Detour Lake Gold Mine, Ontario. Presented at the 2017 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Detour Lake  drainage chemistry  gas  microbiology  PAG  particle size  prediction  soil cover  waste rock 


  14. Bain J., D. Blowes, D. Wilson, Z. Bao, L. Smith, R. Amos, L. Smith and D. Sego. Methods for Measuring the Physical, Hydraulic and Chemical Characteristics of Waste Rock. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  gas  guidelines  hydrology  monitoring  prediction  sampling  temperature  waste rock 


  15. Jamieson H.. Mineralogical Controls on the Mobility and Bioaccessibility of Arsenic in Gold Mine Tailings. Presented at the 2008 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  arsenic  bioavailability  gas  Giant  impoundment  natural lake  roaster  sediment  soil  taillings 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. The Speciation of Arsenic in Iron Oxides in Mine Wastes from the Giant Gold Mine, N.W.T.: Application of Synchrotron Micro-XRD and Micro-XANES at the Grain Scale

  16. Smith L.. Overview of UBC Waste Rock Hydrology Research Program. Presented at the 1999 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  climate  Cluff Lake  gas  hydrology  Key Lake  particle size  prediction  waste rock 


  17. 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 


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

    KEYWORDS:  AP  gas  prediction  temperature  waste rock 


  19. Pearce S., A. Baisley and M. O’Kane. Quantitatively Assessing the Benefits of Managing Gas Entry into Waste Rock Dumps During Placement to Reduce Long-Term ML-ARD Risk. Presented at the 2017 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  deposition  gas  prediction  waste rock 


  20. Mayer U., R. Amos, D. Blowes, D. Wilson, S. Bea, G. Dipple, C. Romano, D. Su and K. Raymond. Reactive Transport Modeling in Mine Waste Management – Part 1: Examination of its Role Based on Past and Present Applications. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  gas  mineral  model  prediction  tailings  waste rock 


  21. Mayer U., R. Amos, D. Wilson, D. Blowes, D. Su, N. Seigneur, K. Raymond and X. Yi. Reactive Transport Modeling in Mine Waste Management – Part 2: Where to from Here?. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  gas  model  prediction  temperature  waste rock 


  22. Power C., D. Hersey, M. Ramasamy and J. MacPhee. Seven Years of Cover Performance at Mine Waste Rock Piles: Insights from the Sydney Coalfield. Presented at the 2022 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Cape Breton  cover  drainage chemistry  Franklin  gas  geomembrane  hydrology  Lingan  monitoring  Scotchtown Summit  soil barrier  Victoria Junction 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Combined DC resistivity and induced polarization (DC-IP) for mapping the internal composition of a mine waste rock pile in Nova Scotia, Canada
    2. Performance assessment of a single-layer moisture store-and-release cover system at a mine waste rock pile in a seasonally humid region (Nova Scotia, Canada)
    3. Evolution of Acid Mine Drainage from a Coal Waste Rock Pile Reclaimed with a Simple Soil Cover
    4. Numerical prediction of the long-term evolution of acid mine drainage at a waste rock pile site remediated with an HDPE-lined cover system
    5. Five-year performance monitoring of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) cover system at a reclaimed mine waste rock pile in the Sydney Coalfield (Nova Scotia, Canada)

  23. Phillip M. and D. Hockley. Sullivan Fatalities Incident: Technical Investigations and Findings Part 1. Presented at the 2007 workshop.

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


  24. 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 


  25. Beckie R., S. Blackmore, H. Peterson, M. Javadi, M. Lorca, R. Blaskovich, L. Laurenzi, P. Urrutia, T. Hirsche, J. Dockrey, M. Conlan, D. Bay, J.C. Corazao, C. Aranda, B. Harrison, R. Manrique, M. Lindsay, G.W. Wilson, S. Brienne, B. Klein and U. Mayer. UBC Investigation of the Mineralogical, Hydrological and Biogeochemical Controls on Drainage from Waste Rock at the Antamina Mine, Peru. Presented at the 2012 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Antamina  drainage chemistry  gas  prediction  scale up  waste rock 


  26. Cormier J.. Using AMD to Eliminate Risk and Reduce Operating Costs. Presented at the 2010 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Brunswick  gas  health and safety  processing  thiosalt  treatment 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Acid mine drainage as a sustainable solution to eliminate risk and reduce costs

  27. Straker J.. Using ecosystem water and carbon fluxes as integrated measures of reclamation success. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Faro  gas  monitoring  Oil Sands  revegetation 


  28. Morin K., N. Hutt and M. Aziz. Variations in ARD from the Equity Silver Waste Rock Dumps. Presented at the 2003 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Equity  gas  hydrology  loading  soil barrier  temperature  waste rock 


  29. De Vos K.. Whistle Waste Rock Pile Monitoring. Presented at the 1996 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  gas  monitoring  prediction  temperature  waste rock  Whistle 


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