Mining and Petroleum Industries

  • Evaporation ponds for a potash solution mine in Utah.
  • LGS crew pulling a turbine pump from a water supply well at a former mine prior to ripping the casing.
  • Mills knife used to rip casing in preparation for plugging with cement.
  • An adit in the Stillwater Mountains of Nevada, before and after restoration.

Lahontan GeoScience provides services to the mining industry such as monitoring well installation, groundwater and surface water sampling, pit water quality assessment, numerical modeling of contaminant flows, basin yield studies and water well installation and abandonment. LGS also assesses hazard from induced seismicity in underground mines, from fluid injection in solution mines and from injection into UIC Class II disposal wells.