2014 Presentations

Mine Design, Operations and Closure Conference

2014 Presentations

Tuesday,   April   29,   2014

WATER TREATMENT SESSION

Recommended Methodology & Processes for Mine Water Treatment
Mark Reinsel, Ph.D., PE, Apex Engineering

Potential for In Situ Treatment of Cyanide in Groundwater by Iron Addition
Scott Mason, Hydrometrics

Electro-Biochemical Reactor (EBR) Technology for Treatment of Leach Pad Waters at the Landusky Mine
Jack Adams, Ph.D., University of Utah


RECLAMATION/REMEDIATION SESSION I

Nigeria Lead Assessment and Remedial Action
Derek Forseth, TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering

Horsepack Weed Control: Weed Control on Steep Slopes & Restricted Access Sites in the Limestone Hills
Ryder Juntunen & Will Parr, RMA, Inc./Weave Consulting

Former East Helena Smelter Site Cleanup Preliminary Presentation
Joel Gerhart, PE, Pioneer Technical Services & Jim Ford, Montana Environmental Trust Group

Former East Helena Smelter Site Cleanup Preliminary Presentation
Joel Gerhart, PE, Pioneer Technical Services & Jim Ford, Montana Environmental Trust Group


SURPRISES & SOLUTIONS SESSION

Microseismic Monitoring at the Troy Mine
Bryan Farbridge, Revett Minerals - Troy Mine

Lessons from Kennecott Utah Copper’s Manefay Slide
Cody Sutherlin, Kennecott Utah Copper

Economic Repossessing of the McLaren Tailings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
John Koerth, Montana DEQ


UPDATE SESSION

Geology & Reserve Definition, Continental Pit, Butte, Montana
Steve Czehura, Montana Resources, LLP

Mining in the Frozen North (Alaska)
David Wilfong, Alaska Department of Natural Resources


Wednesday,   April   30,   2014

MINE CLOSURE CASE HISTORIES SESSION

Closure of DeLamar Silver Mine
Steve Smith, Kinross Gold USA

Closure of the Austin Gold Venture Mine near Austin, Nevada
Scott Richey, USDA Forest Service

Reclamation of the Forest Rose Mine and Mill Site/a>
Devin Clary, Montana DEQ & Kevin Houck, PE, Herrera Environmental Consulting


RECLAMATION/REMEDIATION SESSION II

Applications of BauxsolTM in Reclamation, Remediation, and Water Treatment
Jim Castro, Retired Geochemist

Revegetation of Sediments from Montana’s Milltown Dam
Dennis Neuman, KC Harvey Environmental LLC

Revegetation and Bird Trends: Silver Bow Creek Superfund Remediation and Restoration
Rich Prodgers, BigHorn Environmental Sciences


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & BENEFITS SESSION

Community Interaction and Public Involvement
Kristi Ponozzo, Montana DEQ

Revett Foundation…Beyond Closure
Tim Lindsey, Revett Mining Company


MINE PLANNING SESSION

More Efficient Project Delivery by Integration, Risk Management, & Innovative Contracting
Martin Carlson, CDM Smith

Ucore Rare Earth Mine Development in Alaska
Richard Hammen, Ph.D., IntelliMet LLC

Location Evaluation and Designing Flexibility into Waste Rock Consolidation Areas
Cody Lechleitner, CDM Smith

Demolition – Understanding your Assets and Understanding your Liabilities
Greg Menen, Magnus Pacific Corporation


Thursday,   May   1,   2014

EXPLORATION SESSION

Bear Lodge Project Development
Robert Thompson & Steve Kozel, USDA Forest Service; Jaye Pickarts, PE, RER

Permitting & Developing the Garnet USA Mine and Plant & the Butte Highlands Mine
Brian Jackson, PE, MBA, ISR Capital

Black Butte Copper Project
Bob Jacko, Tintina Resources, Inc.


CONCLUDING SESSION

Acid Mine Drainage Source Area Investigations: 2012-2013, Landusky Mine Site, Montana
David Donohue, PG & Melissa Schaar, PG, HydroSolutions, Inc.

Beal Mountain Mine – Ongoing Challenges at a Cyanide Heap Leach
Mary Beth Marks, USDA Forest Service

Coloma: A Mine Ghost Town
Marta Timmons, University of Montana

A Free Wind Turbine for Zortman/Landusky – What Could Go Wrong?
Warren McCullough, Montana DEQ