- Waste Rock Characterization and Management Plans
- Waste Rock Storage Facility Internal Conditions
- Climate and Water Balance Modeling
- Surface Water Management
- Tailings Characterization and Management Plans
Mine Waste Management
Mining activities produce various types of mine waste such as tailings and mined rock. Tailings are the uneconomic materials left over after separation from the ore, while mined rock is permanently stored at the mine site and never processed. Both tailings and mined rock can potentially release acid and metalliferous drainage/acid rock drainage and need to be managed to mitigate negative effects to the surrounding area. At Okane, we have 25 years experience in mine waste management. We take an integrated approach to mine waste management by incorporating strategies for both tailings and mined rock throughout the entire mine lifecycle.