The British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation presents “The Many Facets of Mine Reclamation” — B.C.’s 29th Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium.
Organized by the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) in cooperation with: B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Environmental Assessment Office, Natural Resources Canada, Mining Association of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, and Thompson Rivers University.
Functions Venue: Ramada Plaza Inn – Abbotsford, British Columbia
Dates: September 19 – 22, 2005
On Monday, September 19, there will be a half day course on Acute and Sublethal Toxicity
Testing for Mining Effluents.
Tuesday, September 20, there will be a full day tour of quarry and gravel rehabilitation.
Display Space in the Ramada Plaza foyer is available for set-up after 1:00 p.m. on Sept.19th.
There is no charge for display space, however, all persons staffing booths must register for the
All functions will take place at the Ramada Plaza Inn.
Monday, September 19, 2005 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Short Course on Acute and Sublethal Toxicity Testing for Mining Effluents.
7:00 – 8:30 pm Registration – Ramada Plaza Inn
7:30 – 10:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception – Pinnacle 2 Room
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
8:00 am Depart Ramada Plaza Inn for tour of quarry and gravel pits. A bag lunch and
voucher towards dinner will be provided. Return approximately 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
7:15 am – 10:00 am – Registration
7:50 am Opening Remarks
Session Theme: Sediment Removal
8:00 am Performance of Sediment Control Ponds, Texada Island Quarry
Keith J. Mountjoy, Hemmera Envirochem Inc.; Harold M. Diggon,
Texada Quarrying Ltd.; Brendan J. Vickery, Lafarge Canada Inc.
8:30 am An Evaluation of the Benefits of Incorporating Natural Slope Features
into the Design of Final Mine Waste Landforms
D. Christensen, B. Ayres and M. O’Kane, O’Kane Consultants Inc.
9:00 am Sediment Management Practices at the Kemess Mine
Scott Davidson and Wade Stogran, Kemess Mines Ltd.
9:30 am COFFEE
Session Theme: Use of Organic Amendments
10:00 am The Impacts of Municipal Biosolids on some Indicators of Soil Health
Tom Forge, Klaas Broersma, Gerry Neilsen, Shaobing Yu and Bruce Roddan,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre
10:30 am Creating a Sustainable Cover for a Sand Tailings Dam Using Biosolids and Log
Greg Smyth, M.Sc. Thesis Project, Royal Roads University
11:00am Residuals Reuse in Aggregate Mine Reclamation: A Decade of BC Experience
Mike Van Ham, SYLVIS Environmental
11:30 am Using Technical Performance Measures at a Base Metals Mine Site Pre- and Post
Mark Sprenger and Harry R. Compton, U.S. EPA/ERTC; Amanda
Maxemchuk-Daly, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Sally Brown, University of
Washington; Mike Zimmerman, U.S. EPA; and Rufus L. Chaney, U.S. Dept. of
12:00 pm LUNCH – No Host
1:00 pm West Page Swamp Wetland Restoration, Kellogg, Idaho
Harry R. Compton and Mark Sprenger, U.S. EPA/ERTC; Jianwei Huang,
Lockheed Martin Corporation; Sally Brown, University of Washington; and Earl
Liverman, U.S. EPA
1:30 pm Elk Valley Coal Waste as a Growth Medium – Results of Soil and Vegetation
Analysis from Elk Valley Coal’s Fording River, Greenhills and Line Creek
Justin Straker and Carol Jones, C.E. Jones and Associates Ltd.; Roger Berdusco
and Ron Jones, Elk Valley Coal Corp.
Session Theme: Case Studies
2:00 pm Land Use Benefits of Aggregate Extraction
Brian French, C&F Land Resource Consultants
2:30 pm Polaris Mine – Reclamation in The High Arctic
Bruce Donald, Teck Cominco Limited
3:00 pm COFFEE
3:30 pm Tailor-made Reclamation Solutions using Waste Products from External Sources
at Boliden’s Mine Sites
Manfred Lindvall, Boliden Limited
4:00 pm A Tale of Two Pit Ponds – the Kemess Mine Expansion
Rob Marsland, Marsland Environmental Associates; Rob Booker, Klohn Crippen
Consultants Ltd., and Harold Bent, Northgate Minerals Ltd.
6:00 pm No Host Reception
7:00 pm Annual Reclamation Awards Banquet
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Session Theme: Case Studies (Continued)
8:30 am Update on Work at the Britannia Mine
Gerry O’Hara, Golder Associates Ltd.
9:00 am Closure and Sustainability Initiatives leading to the Reopening of the
R.J. Patterson, Gibraltar Mines Ltd., and John C. Errington, John C.
Errington and Associates Ltd.
9:30 am An Update on the Kemess South Fisheries Compensation Agreement and
Evaluation of the Effects of Flow Regulation and Sediment Management
Practices on Bull Trout Utilization in the Kemess Creek System
Wade Stogran and Scott Davidson, Kemess Mines Ltd.
10:00 am Development and Implementation of a Decommissioning and Closure Plan at the
Premier Gold Project
David M. Mchaina, Boliden Limited
10:30 am COFFEE
Session Theme: New Developments
11:00 am Field Measurements of Changes of Water Contents and Prediction of the Rate of
Drying with Time at or near the Ground Surfaces of Two Waste-Rock Piles
L.K. Kabwe and G.W. Wilson, Department of Mining Engineering, University of
11:30 am A Review of Environmental Impact Statements and their Utility for Coal Surface
Mine Reclamation Planning in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
C.R. Smyth, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
12:00 pm LUNCH – No Host
1:00 pm Selenium Status – Elk River Valley, BC
Peter M. Chapman, Golder Associates
1:30 pm Selenium Monitoring and Management – New Mines
Peter M. Chapman, Golder Associates
2:00 pm Investigation of a Passive System for the Treatment of Mine Effluents – A
Duplicate Column Study of Arsenic, Cadmium and Zinc Treatment in an
Jonathan Kawaja, Natural Resources Canada, Mining and Mineral Science
Laboratories – CANMET
2:30 pm Summary of Field Performance Evaluation of Soil-based Cover Systems to
Mitigate ARD for the Closure of a Potentially Acid-Generating Tailings Storage
K. Renken and E.K. Yanful, Civil & Environmental Engineering,
University of Western Ontario; D.M. Mchaina, Boliden Limited
Poster: Influence of Soil Rehabilitative Techniques on Soil Properties at
Abandoned Wellsites in Northeastern British Columbia
Trevor McConkey, M.Sc. Candidate, Natural Resources and
Environmental Studies, University of Northern British Columbia