5
May 2015

Current Practice in Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage Prediction and Management Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Current Practice in Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Stephen Day, P.Geo. – Corporate Consultant (Geochemistry) and Practice Leader – SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Apr 24, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $434.00 + GST = $455.70

Non-Member Price: $434.00 + GST = $455.70

Student Member Price: $217.00 + GST = $227.85
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 24, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Ailene Lim | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4899
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4899
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Current Practice in Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage Prediction and Management Seminar. Acid rock drainage (ARD) and the associated process of metal leaching (ML) can be important issues at any construction project where rock is exposed to flowing water. This seminar will provide an introduction to the methods available to predict the reactivity of rock and the chemistry of drainage in contact with rock, and the use of the results to identify technologies to address ML/ARD. The seminar will appeal primarily to engineers and geoscientists working in the mining, transportation and utility industries.

The following topics will also be covered:
  • Why is this topic important?
  • Overview of regulatory setting in British Columbia
  • Brief chemistry background (pH, acidity, metals and other potential contaminants)
  • Relevant geological and mineralogical background
  • Description and origin of metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD)
  • Concepts for mitigation of ML/ARD
  • Overall approach to prediction of ML/ARD
  • Designing a prediction program
  • Prediction tools
  • Interpreting prediction data
  • Hands-on opportunities to examine rock and mineral samples
 
Instructor
 
Stephen Day, P.Geo. – Corporate Consultant (Geochemistry) and Practice Leader – SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Stephen Day has a B.Sc. in Geology and a M.Sc. in Geochemistry from the University of British Columbia. Beginning in 1987, he worked as a geochemist for the B.C. Geological Survey. Since 1989, Stephen has worked on metal leaching, acid rock drainage prediction and mitigation, primarily for mining companies, but also for land developers, utilities and government transportation departments. He is currently Corporate Consultant (Geochemistry) at SRK Consulting (Vancouver Office) and his projects are mainly in North and South America.
 

View the full listing of events sponsored and organized by other groups.
Contact Professional Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.430.8035
Toll-free: 1.888.430.8035
View our career listings or place an employment ad.
Presentations for Post-Secondary Students
Andrea Michaud
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4860
 
Presentations for High School Students
Chelsea Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4892
See the various opportunities to volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and in your community.