Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering


Professional Short Course

January 12 - 14, 2018

Instructor: Heather Jamieson

This course will expose participants to the concepts and the current practice of mine waste management including acid mine drainage, neutral-pH metal leaching, secondary mineral precipitates, prediction and permitting, site remediation, etc. Those who complete this course will have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of mining environmental impact, the scientific principles behind the interaction between mine waste and the surface environment, and the tools (including the speciation software PHREEQC) that professionals use to predict, control, remediate and regulate metal mining activities.

Who should attend

Geologists, mining engineers, civil engineers, environmental scientists and other professionals with an interest in learning about current practices in mine waste management from a geochemical perspective

Learning Activities include

1. Overview of the critical issues in mine waste with an emphasis on geochemistry

2. Hands-on exposure to resources and tools used by professionals

3. Perspective and case studies from our Environmental Geochemistry Research at Queen’s: including case studies of pH-neutral drainage, arsenic mobility and environmental mineralogy.

Additional Information

In-class activities:

Assignment #1: Speciation modeling with real data

Assignment #2: Familiarity with important guidance documents and legislation

Assignment #3: Introduction to the academic literature and recent research


Please contact us to acquire a registration form. A minimum number of 10 registrants is required to run each course. If the minimum enrollment is not met, a full refund will be provided to all registrants.

If you would be interested in having this course offered at your location, let us know.


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