BC MEND ML/ARD Annual Workshop

  1. Jennings S. and P. Castiglione. Applications of Soil Physics for Long-term Monitoring of Soil Water Content in Evapotranspiration Cover Systems in Montana; Case Studies and Equipment Evolution. Presented at the 2009 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  amend lime  Anaconda  ash  Colstrip  dry cover  monitoring  revegetation  soil barrier  store and release  tailings 


  2. Jones K.. Approaches Needed to Address the Challenges Associated with Water Balance Water Quality Modelling. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  hydrology  model  monitoring  prediction 


  3. Runnells J.. BC’s Crown Contaminated Sites Program (CCSP) - Experiences Remediating Small, Old Mines. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  abandoned  BC  dry cover  mitigation  monitoring  revegetation  risk assessment 


  4. 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 


  5. O'Kane M. and L. Barbour. Challenges with measuring cover system performance. Presented at the 2014 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Cape Breton  dry cover  monitoring 


  6. 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 


  7. Ayres B.. Closure Planning and Implementation at Vale Inco’s Whistle Mine. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  backfill  dry cover  monitoring  pit  soil barrier  waste rock  Whistle 

    Supporting Documents:

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

  8. Sumi L.. Community Participation in Environmental Monitoring at Mine Sites. Presented at the 2001 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  community  East Boulder  Ekati  monitoring  Stillwater  Tintaya 


  9. Power C., D. Hersey and J. MacPhee. Comparative Analysis of Defect Leakage Rates at Geomembrane-Lined Cover Systems in the Sydney Coalfield. Presented at the 2022 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Cape Breton  cover  Franklin  geomembrane  hydrology  monitoring  Scotchtown Summit  Victoria Junction 


  10. Ayres B.. Design, Construction, and Performance Monitoring of Cover Systems for Waste Rock and Tailings. Presented at the 2006 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  climate  dry cover  monitoring  soil barrier  water management  Whistle 


  11. Davidson T.. Developing a Solution to Selenium Speciation. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  analysis  clarifier  discharge  fluidized bed  monitoring  options analysis  ozone  peroxide  selenium  treatment 


  12. Dockrey J., D. Flather, L. Findlater, S. Jackson, J. Helsen, J. Scott and J. Gjertsen. Elevated Uranium and Arsenic Concentrations in Baseline Water Quality at the Coffee Gold Site: Implications for Geochemical Predictions. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  arsenic  Coffee Gold  drainage chemistry  mineralogy  monitoring  prediction  receiving environment  uranium 


  13. Meints C. and M. Aziz. Equity Mine - 25 Years of Closure. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  batch  closure  collection  construction material  discharge  drainage chemistry  dry cover  Equity  financial security  HDS  hydrology  impoundment  monitoring  physical stability  prediction  receiving environment  soil barrier  solid residue  tailings  treatment  underwater  waste rock 


  14. Ferguson K. and M. Aziz. Equity Silver Mine - Ten Years Experience with Dry Covers. Presented at the 2000 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Equity  financial security  hydrology  lime treatment  monitoring  soil cover 


  15. 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 


  16. Castendyk D., J. Ogilvie and J. Faithful. Experience Using Aerial Drones for Pit Lake Water Sampling and Quarterly Monitoring. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  human health  monitoring  pit lake  sampling  Thompson Creek 


  17. 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 


  18. Stockwell J., A. Rollo and J. Mackin. General Challenges with Estimating Mine Drainage Chemistry. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage chemistry  geology  hydrology  kinetic test  mine components  monitoring  PAG  prediction 


  19. Rowe R.K.. GMR and GCL covers: what monitoring, maintenance, repair and replacement is needed to ensure and contingency plans are needed for proactive detection and resolution of problems before there are significant environmental impacts. Presented at the 2014 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  GCL  geomembranes  maintenance  monitoring 


  20. Gammons C.. Improvements to the Water Quality of the Acidic Berkeley Pit Lake. Presented at the 2020 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Berkeley  drainage chemistry  human health  lime  metal recovery  monitoring  pit lake  treatment 


  21. Price W.. Information and Design Requirements for Dry Covers. Presented at the 2004 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  dry cover  guidelines  maintenance  monitoring  revegetation  soil barrier  water management 

    Supporting Documents:

    1. Excerpts from Guidelines for Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage at Minesites in British Columbia
    2. Excerpts from List of Potential Information Requirements in Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage Assessment and Mitigation Work

  22. Beddoes P., 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 


  23. 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 


  24. Ferguson P., C. Wels, D. Jones and G. Farrer. ML/ARD Impacts and Rehabilitation Planning for Rum Jungle. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  abandoned  backfill  closure  drainage chemistry  heap leach  hydrology  impoundment  monitoring  PAG  pit  receiving environment  Rum Jungle  soil barrier  tailings  uranium  waste rock 


  25. Cowan D. and B. Mattson. ML/ARD Program at Quinsam Coal. Presented at the 2014 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  backfill  bulkhead  coarse coal reject  flooded underground  impoundment  monitoring  PAG  pit lake  Quinsam Coal  segregation  underwater 


  26. Sam A-M. and R. Sam. Nak’Azdli Whut’en Perspective on Mine Reclamation and Environmental Protection (presentation not submitted). Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  community  First Nation  monitoring  receiving environment  stakeholder presentation not submitted 


  27. Mueller P. and L. Fredrickson. Nitrogen Prediction and Management at Brucejack Mine. Presented at the 2022 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  blasting residue  Brucejack  drainage chemistry  model  monitoring 


  28. O'Kane M., B. Ayres, L. Barber, D. Hiller and D. Helps. Performance of an Engineered Cover System After Six Years at the Areva Resources Cluff Lake Mine Waste Rock Pile in Northern Saskatchewan. Presented at the 2013 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Cluff Lake  monitoring  soil barrier  store and release  waste rock 


  29. Unger M. and R. Peterson. Post Closure Water Management at the Reclaimed Sullivan Mine. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  closure  collection  discharge  diversion  dry cover  flooded underground  HDS  maintenance  monitoring  soil barrier  Sullivan  sulphate reduction  tailings  treatment  waste rock 


  30. Campbell P. and W. Price. Potential Biological Effects of Subaqueous Disposal of Mine Tailings. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  bioavailability  drainage chemistry  impoundment  monitoring  reclamation  sampling  underwater 


  31. 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 


  32. 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 


  33. Lanthier Y.. Remote Monitoring at Northern Sites. Presented at the 2019 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  monitoring  revegetation 


  34. Dold B.. Remote Sensing of AMD by Google Earth®. Presented at the 2022 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  Cerro de Pasco  Chañaral  drainage chemistry  monitoring  prediction  tailings 


  35. Zhan J.. 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 


  36. Lépine T.. Rockfill Storage Facilities Management – Meadowbank Mine. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  climate change  construction material  dry cover  freezing  Meadowbank Mine  monitoring  operating  PAG  reclamation  rock cover  segregation  waste rock 


  37. 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)

  38. Sobolewski A., T. Moore, T.R. Brown, A.C. Riese and J. Fricke. Use of Constructed Wetlands to Reduce Metals in Drainage from a High Altitude Mine System, SW Colorado: Horizontal System. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  drainage treatment  flocculent  limestone bed  monitoring  passive  settling  sulphate reduction  temperature  wetland 


  39. 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 


  40. Zhan J.. Waste Rock Management at the Barrick Goldstrike Mine. Presented at the 2018 workshop.

    KEYWORDS:  backfill  climate  construction material  dry cover  encapsulation  Goldstrike  monitoring  PAG  segregation  store and release  waste rock 


  41. 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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