Workshops

Three intensive courses will be offered. Please note that they will only be given in French.

Mine reclamation case studies, and tools to evaluate costs - 1 day

(Bruno Bussière-UQAT, Isabelle Demers-UQAT, Jean Dionne-UQAT) - Minimum 10 registrations.

This course will be offered in a workshop format with several presentations on the subject of reclamation. The emphasis will be on case examples of Quebec. A portion of the workshop will also cover the estimated costs of site restoration.

Date : Sunday, June 14, 2015
Location : Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) ● 445, boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, J9X 5E4
Duration : 8:30am to 4:30pm
Cost : $430 (lunch and coffee breaks included)

Mineralogy applied to the environmental management of mining waste – 1 day

(Mostafa Benzaazoua-UQAT, Hassan Bouzahzah-UQAT et Raphaël Mermillod-Blondin-AEM) - Maximum 10 registrations.

The main objective of the course is to educate the audience about the importance of applied mineralogy. After presenting the basics and fundamentals that underlie the majority of mineralogical investigation techniques, there will be detailed discussions on its functionality, the type of information obtained as well as processing and interpretation. New trends in applied mineralogy are exhibited. The second part of the course will be devoted to demonstrations using different types of minerals on the various facilities available at UQAT to illustrate the many applications, especially those related to the mining environment.

Date : Sunday, June 14, 2015
Location : Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) ● 445, boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, J9X 5E4
Duration : 8:30am to 4:30pm
Cost : $430 (lunch and coffee breaks included)

Treatment of cyanide and by-products in mining effluents – ½ day

(Carmen Neculita, Thomas Genty, Robin Potvin) - Minimum 10 registrations.

Treatment of contaminated effluents is a major challenge for the mining industry. Cyanidation, which is a technology used for the recovery of gold, generates contaminated waters with cyanide and derivatives such thiocyanates, cyanates, cyanide complexes and nitrogen compounds. Several methods are currently either available or under development for the decontamination of effluents. When the amount of pollution is highly concentrated, it is often necessary to use a system composed of various treatment processes in series to get to meet the discharge standards. The course aims to provide an overview on the sources, characteristics and key physicochemical and biological technologies, traditional and emerging, for the treatment of cyanide and their by-products. For each type of technology, in addition to the advantages and limitations, case studies will be presented.

Date : Sunday, June 14, 2015
Location : Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) ● 445, boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, J9X 5E4
Duration : 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Cost : $200 including a coffee break.