Kensington Gold Mine
M. C. Donegan: Provided controlled drilling, blasting, presplitting, and pressure grouting for Phase 2 of the mine tailings dam in 2012. The rock type around the dam and spillway is a Graphitic Phyllite with Quartzite Zones.
Coeur spent $350 Million to start the project. It took 18 years to permit the mine. A highly controversial project with 900 Environmental Studies. Ten Major Environmental Acts and Regulations. Ten Government Agencies. Ten separate storm water management areas within the mining operations.
Drilling holes and curtain grouting the rock in the foundation of the tailings dam.