Mine Closure & Remediation

  • St. Ives Gold Mine Closure

  • Holden Mine - CERCLA Remedial Design/Action

    Engineering a world-class mine reclamation project

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Reclaim, remediate, become more resilient

Our experience with closure—whether environmental, regulatory, economic, or social—influences our approach. That’s why we consider closure at every stage of the mine development, design, and operation. We provide you with walk-away solutions and physical and chemical stability that lead to peace of mind. We also understand the mine closure process may also include ­monitoring and have first-hand experience with long-term performance of closure designs.

We take a holistic, multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to site characterization and design to develop solutions that effectively address the diverse aspects of mine closure.

Many days in the life of a closing mine

Watch a time-lapse of the mine closure and remediation at Holden Mine—located in a remote reach of the Cascade mountains at ~3,600 feet.

Streamlining the reclamation process

By using historical regional and site data to target site characterization efforts, we are able to identify data gaps and avoid duplicate data collection. We address immediate site threats with early or interim actions, using proven and accepted technologies in reclamation design and construction. By developing long-term, low-maintenance closure solutions, we minimize agency review time.

Understanding and respecting nearby communities

Our team provides on-going communications and community involvement, using local resources and expertise whenever possible. The preservation and protection of historic and cultural resources is a critical part of site characterization and closure planning. Read More

Progressive rehabilitation and closure

PRAC™ is a software tool that provides a systematic approach to closure by capturing all closure-related data in one location. With PRAC™, companies can manage closure-related knowledge and link that knowledge to specific tasks. PRAC™ is designed to manage closure at both individual mines and at multiple sites simultaneously – allowing companies to manage liabilities across a portfolio.
Expert consultants help you close mines and responsibly care for the land.
Top 1%
In the World

Stantec has mine closure experience on six different continents.
Corporate Knights Global ranked us among the top 1% in the world on sustainable performance (2022).
Expert Spotlight

Phillip Crouse, Principal

My goal is to continue my family’s tradition in construction of providing reliable and economic infrastructure for the benefit of the customers and communities I serve.

Clint Strachan, Vice President, Mining, Minerals & Metals

Though developing technical solutions to environmental and operational issues is what we do, our most important concern is communication—including listening to our clients.
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Patrick Corser, Discipline Leader, Tailings and Water

Managing is about two things—serving the client and helping the next generation of engineers achieve their full potential.
Patrick Corser Discipline Leader, Tailings and Water Read More

George Petrov, Associate

I’ve always been passionate about the Mining sector because the projects support both world progress and technological innovation.

Melanie Davis , Principal Geotechnical Engineer

It’s wonderful being a part of a company reducing environmental risks.
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Phillip Crouse


Clint Strachan

Vice President, Mining, Minerals & Metals

Patrick Corser

Discipline Leader, Tailings and Water

George Petrov


Melanie Davis

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


Mine Power Whether you are designing a new project or expanding your operations, we can assess your power needs, and design a system that meets your requirements, and is adaptable to long-term plans.
Hydrogeology & Geochemistry We accurately assess your mine’s water footprint and the water variability expected over the life of your mine using a suite of modeling platforms.
Material Handling Systems Whether you're mining underground or at the surface, we can help you move materials important to your operation.
Mining - Environmental Services By understanding your goals and the needs of regulators and stakeholders, we can put together a strategy that is balanced for success.
Mine Ventilation Systems One of our most important roles when ventilating an underground mine worker safety: making sure airflow is sufficient in quantity and quality.
Shafts & Hoisting Systems We have skilled shaft and hoisting experts who will work with you to tailor designs to meet your needs.
Mine Water Treatment We have the experience and technical skills to evaluate, design, and build water treatment systems that are tailored to the unique factors of your mine.

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