We know that caring for a mine throughout its life cycle means preparing in advance for a mine’s end-of-life plan. Many mine owners seek to start those arrangements now, while the mine is still in exploration or development, or when it’s operational. We help clients develop and implement environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically feasible plans for closure and reclamation.

When possible, we follow a “begin with the end in mind” approach, knowing that closure, reclamation, and possible reuse is the end goal of every mine.

Geosyntec supports closure and reclamation in the following ways:

  • Closure plans
  • Integrated closure planning (assessment and management of closure requirements)
  • Geomorphology and landform design
  • Mine water and mine waste management

Our environmentally sound and economically feasible plans for closure often include the following:

  • Baseline characterization
  • Reclamation planning
  • Environmental auditing
  • Water and wastewater management
  • Mine dewatering
  • Closure design
  • Tailings storage facility management
  • Landfill and repository design
  • Cover/liner design for containment and ground improvement, including clay and geosynthetic
  • Vegetation or revegetation
  • Treatability studies
  • Biotreatment
  • Reclamation construction oversight

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