Precious Metal Mine, Ontario, Canada

Okane developed a site wide water balance and water quality model for operations and closure of a new gold mine.

The objectives of the model were to provide an estimation of water requirements and discharge volumes for various water balance scenarios, present water quality predictions for mine site discharges and receiving waters for these various scenarios, and inform design criteria for water management and treatment to meet regulatory limits.  The completed model is a tool for the mine site to adjust and change parameters as operational variations are implemented and may be used to assist in development of design criteria for future mine management.