Mining

industries mining fort mcmurray albertaThrough experience gained on many projects, Geo-Solutions understands the complexities of working at mining facilities.  Many of Geo-Solutions field crews have received extensive training for safe work practices at mining facilities, both through MSHA managed and site specific courses.  Geo-Solutions work at these facilities includes geotechnical improvement, e.g. slope stability, liquefaction potential, or bearing capacity improvement, water control, and environmental remediation.  Geo-Solutions maintains strong relationships with many of the major players in the mining industry through an ongoing commitment to safe and quality work practices.

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Mining Case Studies

Coushatta, LA: Oxbow Mine Dewatering Cell #6

Significant Project Features: Soil Bentonite Slurry Wall 8,500 Linear Feet.  576,000 Square Feet.   Maximum of 82-feet deep Target Average Permeability of 1 x 10-7 cm/s Background: The Oxbow Mine is a surface lignite coal mine just west of the town of Coushatta, Louisiana. The Oxbow mine yields approximately 550,000 tons... read more
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Coushatta, LA: Oxbow Mine Dewatering Cell #7

Significant Project Features: Soil-Bentonite Slurry Wall around the future Cell #7 of the coal mine 12,111 Linear Feet.  788,804 Square Feet.   Maximum of 76-feet deep Target Average Permeability of 1 x 10-7 cm/s Background: The Oxbow Mine is a surface lignite coal mine just west of the town of Coushatta, Louisiana.... read more
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Jeffrey City, WY: McIntosh Pit Reclamation, Impoundment Sealing Project

Background: The McIntosh Pit is a former uranium mine that has been undergoing a multi-phase reclamation.  The previous mining operations and deposit of tailings created the No. 2 reservoir at the site.  The No.2 reservoir is being reclaimed as a recreational site by the DEQ. Project Objectives: Geo-Solutions was contracted by... read more
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