Congratulations Sandfire!

We are very pleased that a Draft EIS has been released for Sandfire’s Black Butte Copper Project in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Enviromin is proud to be a part of the team supporting this permitting effort and we look forward to what this mine will do for the state of Montana and the broader mining industry. See the press release here: Release of Draft EIS Marks Another Key Milestone for Black Butte Copper Project, Montana

Please join us next week in Reno for the Mine Management Symposium in Reno

The symposium kicks off the Nevada Water Resources Association’s 2019 annual conference.  There are three sessions Monday (1/28) and Tuesday (1/29) focused on water issues pertinent to mining in Nevada and the western US.    

Dr. Lisa Kirk and Katharine Seipel discussed the benefits of Cemented Paste Tailings at the Joint Engineers Conference in Helena

Dr. Lisa Kirk and Katharine Seipel discussed the benefits of Cemented-Paste Tailings at the Joint Engineers Conference (JEC) in Helena yesterday.  This conference integrates many related engineering disciplines and Dr. Kirk and Mrs. Seipel were there to demonstrate the innovative and increasingly important use of surface placement of Cemented-Paste Tailings.  This proactive strategy achieves high safety and management standards and culminates in an industry-led approach to responsible resource development.  See Enviromin’s white paper on the Read more…

Dr. Lisa Kirk to Present at the Selenium Summit in the Netherlands

On September 25th, Dr. Lisa Kirk will open the Technical Session at the Selenium Summit 2018 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, with an invited presentation on the Biogeochemistry of Selenium and Nitrate in Mine Waste Management and Treatment of Mine Affected Water in Elk Valley, British Columbia.  This EPRI-sponsored summit is a forum for international collaboration in industrial water treatment applications.  The event will bring together expert scientists and engineers to discuss current challenges to the Read more…

SME 2019- Abstract Submission deadline!

Enviromin’s Dr. Lisa Kirk and Katharine Seipel are chairing an Environmental Session at the 2019 SME conference in Denver. Surface placement of cemented-paste tailings- Promising technology or pie-in-the-sky? Effective tailings management requires consideration of operational design constraints, environmental protection, regulatory requirements, short- and long-term economics, and social expectations, as well as closure and remediation options. Placement of paste, and more recently cemented-paste, tailings in surface facilities has been proposed as an innovative technique for tailings Read more…

Fond Farewell to Kylie Bodle

Enviromin is sad to announce that Kylie Bodle has left our team to pursue a PhD in environmental engineering at UC Davis. Kylie will be studying black soldier fly larvae growth on sewage sludge as a potential method of treatment in developing areas.We wish her all the best in her academic pursuits! Stay tuned for more staffing updates!

Mine Design, Operations and Closure Conference 2018

Enviromin is excited to participate in the 2018 Mine Design, Operations and Closure Conference at Fairmont Hot Springs next week! Drs Kirk and D’Imperio are presenting as part of the afternoon (classroom) portion of Monday’s field trip and will be discussing the microbiology of the Berkley Pit.  Paul Williams, who recently joined Enviromin’s team, will give a presentation about the importance of dewatering predictions during mine design and permitting on Wednesday afternoon. Finally, on Thursday Read more…

This team of MSU Bobcats is excited to welcome our first MT Tech Digger!

We are pleased to welcome the newest addition to our Enviromin team, Terry Biere. Ms. Biere is an Environmental Engineer with an MS from Montana Tech, where she studied water treatment options for mine closure at Barrick’s Golden Sunlight Mine. Terry is the first Montana Tech Digger to join Enviromin!! Ms. Biere completed both field pilot studies and geochemical modeling work during her master’s research evaluating agronomic application of mine-affected water. She was also a Read more…

Enviromin is Hiring

Enviromin is looking for a Senior Scientist or Engineer with experience in the mining sector to join the management team and play a strong role in business development. If you are interested, please visit our LinkedIn job posting or contact us at