Mining and Resource Extraction

U of S research supports sustainable resource development through the development of mining and extraction processes, understanding and minimizing environmental impacts, waste management, and related policies and practices. Areas of expertise include: mine design, rock mechanics, geomechanics, geophysics/mining geophysics, hydrology/hydrogeology, isotope geochemistry, mine waste geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy and mineral deposits, acid mine drainage, mineral processing and metals recovery, contaminated site assessment/remediation and soil conservation/reclamation, waste and waste water treatment and use, groundwater and watershed modeling and management, oil and gas and mining law, mineral interests and surface rights, informing and developing policy, forest economics, occupational safety at mine sites, ecological impact of natural and human disturbances, corrosion studies, conservation of natural resources.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mine Design
  • Rock Mechanics, Geomechanics, Geophysics/Mining Geophysics
  • Hydrology/Hydrogeology
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Mine Waste Geochemistry
  • Petrology, Mineralogy, and Mineral Deposits
  • Acid Mine Drainage
  • Mineral Processing and Metals Recovery
  • Contaminated Site Assessment/Remediation and Soil Conservation/Reclamation
  • Waste and Waste Water Treatment and utilization
  • Groundwater and watershed modeling and management
  • Oil and Gas and Mining Law, Mineral interests, surface rights
  • Informing and developing Policy
  • Forest Economics
  • Occupational Safety at mine sites
  • Ecological impact of natural and human disturbances
  • Corrosion studies
  • Conservation of Natural Resources