2011 Presentations

Mine Design, Operations and Closure Conference

2011 Presentations

Tuesday's Presentations - May 3, 2011

In-situ Microbial Reduction of Selenium as Source Control in Phosphate Mine Waste (presentation is not posted at the author's request)
Lisa Kirk, PhD, Enviromin, Inc.

Azurite Mine CERCLA Site Inspection and Removal Action Design
Dustin Wasley, PE, Cascade Earth Sciences (CES)

Reclamation & Closure Plan: Red Dog Zinc-Lead Mine, Alaska
Jack DiMarchi, Alaska Dept of Natural Resources

Beal Mountain Mine Leach Pad: Problems, Investigation & Closure Plan, Gregson, Montana
Allan Kirk, Tetra Tech, Inc.

Update on Use of Biological Controls at McDonald Gold
Sonya Rosenthal, PE, Newmont Mining Corp. & John Goroch, Sand Dollar Resources

Water Reuse for Managing Impacted Groundwater at Sierrita
Martha Mottley, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Lateral & Vertical Channel Movement & Bed-Material Entrainment Potential on the Madison River Downstream from Earthquake Lake, Montana
Katherine Chase, US Geological Survey

Sage Grouse Habitat Ecology & Conservation
Rick Northrup, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Environmental Hazards in Mineral Deposits: Considerations in Pre-Permitting Sampling at Hard Rock Mines
James Castro, PhD, Montana DEQ

Mining & EHS Management Systems: Stories of Success, Failure & the Factors that Contributed
Nathan Sande & Nick Schnee, OASIS Environmental, Inc.

Gibellini Vanadium Deposit, Eureka County, Montana
Alan Branham, American Vanadium Corp.

Sheep Creek Copper-Cobalt-Silver Deposits, Meagher County, Montana
Jerry Zieg, TintinaGold Resources, Inc.

The Pascua-Lama Project, Chile – Argentina: Co-Existence of Mining and Agriculture in a Water-Scarce Environment
Derek Riehm, Barrick Gold

Wednesday's Presentations - May 4, 2011

Hydraulic Adit Plug Closure at World's Fair Mine Near Patagonia, Arizonia
Allan Kirk, Tetra Tech, Inc.

Passive Biological Treatment of Process Solutions at Golden Sunlight Mine
Mark Thompson, Barrick-Golden Sunlight Mines

Self-Calibrating Water Quality Monitoring System
Gail Heath, INL Research Center

Influence of Copper Recovery on the Limnology and Geochemistry of the Berkeley Pit Lake, Butte, Montana
Nicholas Tucci, Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology

Evaluation of Passive Mine Water Treatment by Monitored Natural Attenuation at the Troy Mine, Lincoln County, Montana
Scott Mason, Hydrometrics

Lucky Friday Mine, Mullan, Idaho: Mine Tailings Impoundment Structure (MTIS) No. 4
Bradley Kucera, PE, Hecla Mining Co.

Permitting the Drumlummon Gold Project
Bob Vince, CDM & Pete Strazdas

Twin Metals Minnesota: A Developing World Class Strategic & Precious Metals Project
David Oliver, Twin Metals Minnesota

The Pueblo Viejo Mine: a Transition from Successful Brownfield Remediation to World Class Mining Operation
Holton Burns, Barrick Gold

Snowmaking as a Viable Groundwater Disposal Method at the Butte Highlands Mine|
Phil Joggerst, Small Mine Development

Exploration and Mine Development at the Drumlummon Mine
Joe Bardswich, RX Exploration

Dewey Burdock Project
Richard Bluebaugh, Power Tech Uranium

Thursday's Presentations - May 5, 2011

Effectiveness of Two Compost Products and One Mycorrhizal Inoculum in Promoting Nutrient Cycling and Mycorrhizae in Coversoils Originating as Deep Borrow
Rich Prodgers, BigHorn Environmental

Assessment and Closure Design of the Riley Pass Uranium Mine Site, North Cave Hills, Harding County, South Dakota  (presentation is not posted at the author's request)
Mary Beth Marks, USDA Forest Service

Reclamation at the Kettle River Operation in Republic, Washington
Kevin Mitchum & Gary Johnson, Kinross Gold Corp.

Snowshoe Mine Reclamation Project, Libby, Montana
Steve Opp, Montana DEQ & Nancy Rusho, USDA Forest Service

Techniques for Assessing, Anticipating and Mitigating Underground Mine Surface Subsidence Features
Cody Lechleitner, PE, CDM

Using the Butte Reclamation Evaluation System (BRES) Methodology to Determine the Success of Reclaimed Mine Sites
David Shanight, CDM & Sara Sparks, US EPA