The Atlin-Ruffner Mine Site, situated in Atlin, British Columbia, was a mining operation primarily extracting silver, lead, and zinc during the early 1900s, with intermittent activity continuing until the early 1980s. Milestone secured a contract for Phase 2 of the site’s remediation efforts, primarily centring on effective water management near the adit drainage, tailings pond, and sedimentation pond areas.
The primary goal was to reroute surface water and groundwater away from the tailings and sedimentation ponds, minimizing interaction between clean water sources and residual tailings. The project was meticulously executed in accordance with the specifications outlined in the mine closure permit and all applicable regulatory guidelines.
To successfully complete this remediation project, Milestone collaborated with local community resources, engaging with the Atlin Tlingit Economic Limited Partnership (ATELP), part of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN).
To utilize manpower and equipment resources with local suppliers and the Atlin Tlingit Economic Limited Partnership to successfully navigate the challenges of working within a remote area and provide economic benefit to the local community.