Experience (SARB and KREC)

TAILINGS, WASTE ROCKS A/NRD DRAINAGE ISSUES

  • Tailings characterization in connection with full-scale ore processing testing program at Svappavaara, Sweden for LKAB (KREC) 2011-
  • Environmental geochemistry assessment for Skiftesmyr-Godejord Copper project, Norway. Impact evaluation Metal Prospecting AS. (KREC) 2011-
  • Tailings, waste rock and runoff water quality assessment, for Kolsvik Gold project, for an EIS. Bindal Gruver, Norway (SARB Consulting) 2007-2010
  • Tailings and Waste Rock Assessments, Oruro, Bolivia, for COMIBOL (SARB Consulting)
  • Fjord Disposal Issues, Crew Mining, Norway (SARB Consulting)
  • Tailings Characterization, Tyrone Mine, New Mexico, USA, Phelps Dodge (SARB Consulting). 1998-2005
  • Waste Rock Characterization, New Mexico, USA, Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine, (SARB Consulting). 1998-2005
  • Site Assessment - Waste Rocks, Placer Gulch, Colorado, USA, for MRRC (SARB Consulting) 1994
  • Tailings Characterization, Hanover tailings, New Mexico, USA, for MRRC, (SARB Consulting) 1993-1995
  • Tailings Characterization, Bullfrog tailings, New Mexico, USA, for MRRC, (SARB Consulting) 1993-1995
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, PERMITTING, AND CLOSURE PLAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for Skiftesmyr-Godejord Copper-Zinc project, Grong Norway. Metal Prospecting AS. Project Management (SARB Consulting) 2011-
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for Kolsvik Gold project, Norway. Bindal Gruver AS. Project Management (SARB Consulting) 2008-2010
  • Permitting, LKAB, Narvik, Norway. Assisting in development of updated permitting plans (SARB Consulting) 2008
  • Mine Permitting issues, Little Rock copper project Mine, New Mexico, USA, Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine (SARB Consulting) 2007-2010
  • Mine Permitting, rock quarry, Ballangen Aggregates, Norway. Development of environmental production plans, and closure plans (KREC), 2006
  • Site Assessment, Permitting, Narvik, Norway, LKAB (KREC) 2005-2006
  • Closure Plans development of Kiruna, Malmberget, Svappavarra, Sweden as part of the EU Waste directive implementation for LKAB (SARB Consulting) 2005
  • Mine Permitting, Nalunaq Gold, Greenland for Crew Mining (SARB Consulting) 2003
  • Mine Permitting, Center Mine, New Mexico, USA, Cobre Mining (SARB Consulting) 2002
  • Mine Permitting - legal Issues, Røros Mining District, Norway, Crew Mining (SARB Consulting) 1999
  • Closure Plans and permitting, Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine, New Mexico (SARB Consulting) 1997-2005
  • Regional Surface and Groundwater Mine Impact Assessment, Bolivia (SARB Consulting)
  • Smelter Slag assessment, Odda Smelter, Norway (SARB Consulting), 1999
  • Environmental Assessment Gold Project, Equador IAMGold (SARB Consulting) 2001
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Little Rock Mine, New Mexico, USA for Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine, 1995-1997.
  • EIS and permitting issues for Little Rock Mine, New Mexico, USA for Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine (SARB Consulting) 1995-2002
SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER
  • Pit Lake Geochemistry evaluation for Little Rock Mine, New Mexico, Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine (SARB Consulting). 2009
  • Groundwater Geochemistry to evaluate natural relative to mine impacted groundwater, Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA for Phelps Dodge Corporation (SARB Consulting). 2003-2004
  • Contaminant Transport in Groundwater, Oruro, Dames and Moore, Bolivia (SARB Consulting), 1999-2000
  • Regional Surface and Groundwater Mine Impact Assessment from abandoned mines around two salt lakes in Bolivia, (SARB Consulting), 2000
  • Pit Lake Geochemistry modeling for closure plan development, Tyrone Mine, New Mexico, Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine (SARB Consulting),1998-2005.
  • Pit Lake Geochemistry modelling, Little Rock Mine, New Mexico, Phelps Dodge Tyrone Mine (SARB Consulting). 1995-1997
RESEARCH AND MATERIAL TESTING
  • Column experiments to evaluate leaching potential of Råna Mine tailings deposition, Ballangen, Norway. (KREC). 2011-
  • Column experiments to evaluate leaching potential for extracting pure CaCO3 from limestone. Franzefoss Minerals. (KREC) 2011-
  • Column experiments to evaluate neutralization potential and leaching potential of tailings and waste rocks from Titania Mine, Norway. (KREC) 2010-
  • Column experiments to evaluate leaching potential of mines waste from abandoned mines in Bolivia and Hungary and to evaluate column testing, MSc and PhD research project. (KREC) 2009-
  • Column experiments to evaluate CO2-mineral sequestration potential in waste rocks from Kiruna Mine. Sweden. LKAB. PhD research project (KREC) 2007-
  • Olivine reaction rate evaluation for CO2-mineral sequestration. High-voltage electric-pulse used for rock disintegration and reaction rate enhancing. 2009-2011
  • Hard Pan Geochemistry, reactive transport modeling, BGR-Hanover, Germany (KREC). 2004-2007
  • Tailings reprocessing for garnet extraction, New Mexico, USA, MRRC (SARB Consulting) Master thesis -project, 1996-1997
  • Waste Rock mixing research, Continental Mining, New Mexico, USA. Cobre Mining. Master thesis project (SARB Consulting). 1995-1996.
  • Column Experiments, Neutralizing Capacity, Placer Gulch, Colorado, USA, Master thesis project (SARB Consulting) 1994-1996
REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES
  • Development of EU guidelines for implementation of the EU "Mine-Waste Directive"l ; EU-Commission (KREC) 2009-
  • Development and implementation of mine-waste sampling and characterization guidelines. COMIBOL, (SARB Consulting), 2007-2010.
  • Development of Guidelines for assessing impacts from abandoned mines in Boliva. COMIBOL, KREC, 2005-2006
  • Develop classification system for waste facilities from the extractive industry for DHI-EU-Comission, 2006-2007.
  • European Tailings and Waste Rock Directive support, Kiruna, Sweden, LKAB (KREC) 2006-2008
OTHER (Exploration, Process Water)
  • Process Water Geochemistry Issues, Svappavaara, Sweden LKAB (KREC) 2012-
  • Process Water Geochemistry Issues, Malmberget, Sweden LKAB 2006-2007
  • Process Water Geochemistry Issues, Kiruna, Sweden LKAB (KREC) 2004-2006
  • Oil Product Contamination Assessment, Kiruna, LKAB 2004
  • Process Water Geochemistry Issues, Kiruna, Sweden, LKAB, 2003
  • Fjord Disposal Issues. General Evaluation of issues regarding fjord deposition in Greenland for Crew Mining, 2003
  • Geochemical Exploration Minnesota, Soil sampling for enzym-leaching evaluation of two properties. USA, Phelps Dodge Corporation (SARB Consulting) 1997
  • Copper leaching, I-10 project, Arizona, USA, BHP (Magma Copper), Mineralogy logging and geochemical modeling to evaluate in-situ leaching (SARB Consulting) 1996
WORKSHOPS AT KJEØY
  • Hydro-bioleaching in cooperation with Norut Narvik, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, and , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. 24-25 May 2011
  • Sub-Sea Tailings Deposition; 16-18 June 2008
  • International symposium of Mining in the Arctic, 10-15 September 2007
  • M-WINE´06, Hydrology and Geochemistry of Tailings and Waste Rocks, June 2006
SHORT COURSES (organized by KREC, SARB or in cooperation with other organizations)
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, 12-18 November 2010 at Kjeøy, Norway in cooperation with University of Miskolc.
  • Mine waste characterization in the EU (standard testing methods and guidelines), in Miskolc, Hungary, in cooperation with University of Miskolc. 28-29 august, 2010
  • Internationale Seminario Medidas de Remediacion Minerao Ambientale (International seminar on methods for mining environmental remediation), 17-18 September, 2009 in La Paz- Bolivia, in cooperation with COMIBOL.
  • International seminar: Environmental Geochemistry of Mine Waste, Acid Rock Drainage, Prioritization, and Mitigation in La Paz, Bolivia, in cooperation with COMIBOL, July 30 - August 1, 2008
  • Tailings and waste rock geochemistry, Concepcion, Chile, one day seminar in a semester class on Mining Environmental issues at University of Concepcion. 4 December, 2008
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, at Kjeøy, Norway in cooperation with Univ. Oslo. June …. , 2006.
  • Microbiology in tailings and waste rocks, at the ICARD conference, Skelefteå, Sweden, June 28-29, 2009
  • Environmental mineralogy of tailings and waste rocks, at the Securing the Future conference, Skelefteå, Sweden, July 1-2, 2005
  • Geochemistry of tailings and waste rocks, at Kjeøy, Norway, 16-19 june, 2003.
  • Geochemical Principles of Mine Waste Management at the University of Mexico, Mexico City, In cooperation with Univ. New Mexico and Univ. Lausanne, April 23-27, 2002
  • Hydrology & Geochemistry of Tailings and Waste Rocks, at Kjeøy, June 15-18, 2002
  • Mineral Resources and the environment
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, at Kjeøy, Norway in cooperation with Univ. Oslo. June 24-29, 2002.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, at Kjeøy, Norway in cooperation with Univ. Oslo. June, 2001.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities at 6th Intern. Cong. Applied Mineralogy 2000, Gottingen, Germany, 21-22, July 2000
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, in Røros, Norway in cooperation with Univ. Oslo. September, 2000.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, In cooperation with Univ. New Mexico. 3-6 November, 1999.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, Oslo Norway, In cooperation with Univ. Oslo. 24-26 April, 1998.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, Albuquerque, New Mexcio, USA, 21-24 October, 1998.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. In- house class for US US Bureau of Land Management. 1997.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, San Francisco, California, USA. In- house class for US Environmental Protection Agency. 1998.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. In- house class for New Mexico Environmental Department and New Mexico Mineral Resources Department, 1997.
  • Environmental geochemistry of ore deposits and mining activities, Silver City, New Mexico, USA. In- house class for Phelps Dodge New Mexico, , 1996.
  • Mining Environmental Management, ME 565 MSc semester class at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.