Session 5 – Tuesday, June 16th
Hydrogeological studies are required for site planning and operation to provide necessary site design and operating data through the entire mine life cycle. This session will consist of a general overview of hydrogeology fundamentals, including the basic concepts governing groundwater flow and quality. Triggers and information requirements for permits to take water will be discussed.
Understanding site hydrology is important to managing water and site runoff at a mine site. This session will cover techniques for stream flow measurement and determining assimilative capacity in receivers. Requirements for managing storm water runoff and completing storm water studies, in accordance with legislative guidelines, will be covered.
An understanding of the site geochemistry is necessary for initial site planning and ongoing waste rock management at a mine site. This session will include a general overview of Acid Base Accounting and Metal Leaching potential and will provide techniques for managing waste rock during the mine life.