2018 Presentations

Tuesday, May 8

Water Management Session I

Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Industrial Artificial Pond Program

Kenny Pirkle, Nevada Department of Wildlife

Effective Evaporation as a Water Reduction Solution

Robert Ballantyne, Resource West, Inc.

Design of a Hydraulic Plug for the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel, Leadville, Colorado

Michael J. Gobla, PE, Bureau of Reclamation

Permitting/Public Input Session

A Modified NEPA Pre-planning Approach to Shorten EIS Timeframes

Brian W. Buck, MS, PG, Stantec

CERCLA 108 (b) – EPA’s efforts to Dictate Bonding Terms to the Mining Industry

Gage Zobell & Ben Machlis, Dorsey & Whitney

Copious Comments and Meaningful Public Involvement: How to Effectively Receive and Process Public Comments

Kristi Ponozzo & Jen Lane, Montana DEQ

Mine Closure Session

Justifying the Use of an Evapotranspirative Cover System for Capping an Industrial Waste Pile Saves Client Millions

Martin Carlson, PE, CDM Smith

Divestiture of the TVX Mineral Hill Mine, Montana

Steven Smith, Kinross Gold USA, Inc.

Reclamation at the Troy Mine

Doug Stiles, PE, Hecla Mining Co.

Tailings Impoundment Closure Enhancement

Craig Hall, PE, Knight Piesold Ltd.

Remediation Session

Khayyam Mine EE/CA: Investigation Challenges and Risk-Based Justification for No-Action Response, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

John Bingham, Hart Crowser, Inc.

Remediation of Windborne Contamination from a Uranium Mine and Millsite under Various Regulations and Stakeholders

Steve Rima, Amec Foster Wheeler

Wednesday, May 9

Mine Design Session

Innovative Field Method for Determining Site-Specific Mine Material Expansion and Compaction Characteristics

Michael J. Fischer, PE, CDM Smith

Update: Idaho Cobalt Project New Mine Design Concepts

Floyd Varley, eCobalt Solutions, Inc.

Vertical Carbon-in-Column Plant at the Round Mountain Mine, Nevada

Debbie Johnston, PE, & Kris VanLuchene, SE, Morrison-Maierle, Inc.

Research Session

Corrosion in Underground Metal/Non-metal Mines

Amy Chambers, NIOSH – Spokane Mining Research Division

Beyond BCR’s: The use of Peat Sorption Media to treat Mine Drainage

Paul Eger, Global Minerals Engineering LLC

Low-cost Strategies for Monitoring Mining-induced Seismicity

Derrick Chambers, NIOSH – Spokane Mining Research Division

For the Curious Session

Applications of Drones to Archaeological Research on Prehistoric Mining Quarries: A Case Study of a Western Montana Chert Quarry (This presentation is not available at the request of the presenter.)

Alex Schwab, Ethnotech

Bird Use in a Restored Riparian Corridor

Rich Prodgers & Nate Kohler, Bighorn Environmental Services

The July Fire near Zortman-Landusky: Lessons Learned

Bill Maehl, Spectrum Engineering & Environmental LLC

Water Management Session II

Geology of Sibanye Stillwater’s Benbow Injection Well – Why the Madison Limestone was not Where it was Supposed to Be

Ennis Geraghty, PhD, Sibanye Stillwater

Selenium Attenuation via Reductive Precipitation in Diverse Saturated and Unsaturated Subsurface Conditions: Implications for Fate and Transport of Selenium in the Southeast Idaho Phosphate Patch
David Silverman, Arcadis, U.S., Inc.

From Exploration to Closure: Utilization of an Integrated Mine Water Model in all Phases of the Mine Life Cycle 
Tina Pint, PG, Barr Engineering Co.

The Importance of Dewatering Predictions on CAPEX in the Technical Economic Model

Paul D. Williams, Enviromin, Inc.

Thursday, May 10

Source Control Session

Surface Placement of Cemented-Paste Tailings: Unproven, Overkill, or a Logical Strategy?

Katharine Seipel & Lisa Bithell Kirk, PhD, Enviromin, Inc.

Source Control Measures at the Block P Mine, Barker/Hughesville Mining District, Montana

Roger Hoogerheide, US EPA; Chris Neaville, Doe Run; & Randy Huffsmith, Amec Foster Wheeler

Sand Coulee Abandoned Mine Reclamation - Acid Mine Drainage Source Control Evaluation

David Donohue, HydroSolutions, Inc. & Tom Henderson, PhD, Montana DEQ

Exploration/Geology Session

Update: Exploration for Gold in the Amazon Region of Ecuador

Keith Barron, PhD, Aurania Resources Ltd.

New Discoveries of Rare Minerals in Montana Ore Deposits

Chris Gammons, PhD, Montana Tech

Exploration Tools Used for a New Porphyry Discovery at the Madison Copper-Gold Project

Philip S. Mulholland, CPG, Broadway Gold Mining Ltd.

Sustainable Development

Anthony Hartshorn, Montana State University