Dan LaPorte, PGeo

Dan Laporte is a Principal Hydrogeochemist based in Ontario with more than 11 years of experience focused on characterizing acid mine drainage and metal leaching and managing mine waste and site water.

Dan Laporte is a Principal Hydrogeochemist based in Ontario with more than 11 years of experience focused on characterizing acid mine drainage and metal leaching and managing mine waste and site water.


Dan helps clients develop environmental solutions throughout all stages of the mining cycle. His experience with mine waste and water assessment includes acid mine drainage, metal-leaching assessments and prediction, seepage and source-control assessments for waste rock and tailings facilities, mine-water and groundwater contaminant transport, baseline surface-water and groundwater reviews, and water-quality and geochemical modeling. Dan takes both practical and innovative approaches to mine-waste and water management, helping develop options that consider efficient operations and closure of main mining landforms (waste rock and tailings storage facilities), open pits, and underground mines.

To advance the state of the practice, Dan supported the development of innovative mine-waste characterization techniques to provide key information on physiochemical processes that could occur within waste-rock and tailings storage facilities. This work improves the characterization of mine waste at the laboratory and field scales and allows for more accurate prediction of long-term water quality of drainage to help clients effectively manage risks associated mine-impacted water. He has also supported clients with developing and conducting feasibility evaluations of innovative mine-waste source-control technologies. Mike is an active participant in several professional geoscientist associations in Canada.

Contact Dan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1 416-306-8323.

Career Summary of Dan LaPorte, PGeo

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  • Specialties: Acid Mine Drainage and Metal Leaching Assessments, Geochemical and Water Quality Modeling, Mine Waste and Water Management, Mine Waste Operation and Closure Planning, Source Control Predictions, Design, and Implementation
  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup, Environmental Management, Water and Natural Resources
  • Disciplines: Geochemistry, Geology
  • Education: M.Sc., Master of Science Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2008; B.Sc., Bachelor of Science Geology (Cum Laude), Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, 2004; Diploma Geological Engineering Technology (Honours), Cambrian College, Sudbury, 2002; Diploma Geological Engineering Technician, Cambrian College, Sudbury, 2001
  • Registration: PGO; APEGS; NAPEG

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