GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND WATER QUALITY PREDICTION AT THE ANTAMINA MINE
English

David Brown, Rens Verburg, Henri Letient, Celedonio Aranda
2006 Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation  
The Antamina mine, located in the Peruvian Andes, is one of the world's largest operating copper-zinc mines. A comprehensive geochemical characterization program of waste rock and low grade/marginal grade ore has been underway to fulfill a number of objectives. These objectives focus on developing an understanding of potential operational and post-closure impacts to the environment, assisting with identification and implementation of prevention/mitigation measures, and refinement of the current
more » ... ment of the current waste rock management program. The geochemical characterization program follows a multi-faceted approach, including extensive long-term laboratory and field testing and operational monitoring. This presentation will provide an overview of the geochemical characterization program at Antamina, including relationships between results from laboratory testing, field testing and operational monitoring, and water quality modeling. Additional Key Words: metal leaching, neutral drainage, waste rock, sulfide ______________________ 1
doi:10.21000/jasmr06020291 fatcat:gjprrzltwbalpi7xxa46z5wu2q