Geochemistry

Itasca’s hydrogeochemists have broad experience evaluating the chemical characteristics of soil, tailings, waste rock, groundwater, and surface water at mining and environmental sites. Comprehensive evaluation of hydrogeology and geochemistry provides an integrated approach and can facilitate a more thorough understanding of complex groundwater and surface-water systems. Itasca offers a variety of geochemical services that integrate with our hydrogeologic services.

  • Evaluation of source and extent of groundwater contamination
  • Environmental characterization of materials, including ore, waste rock, and tailings
  • Baseline characterization of water quality
  • Assessment of potential water-quality impacts from mining, oil and gas activities, industrial, and agricultural
  • Evaluation of groundwater source areas and flow paths using artificial and natural chemical and isotopic tracers
  • Hydrogeochemical and hydrodynamic modeling (e.g., PHREEQC, CE-QUAL, and mass balance models)
  • Chemical-transport and fate analyses in soil and groundwater
  • Prediction of physicochemical characteristics of pit lakes
  • Numerical modeling of solution mining
  • Expert witness, second opinion, and litigation support
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Upcoming Events
21 Oct
70th Highway Geology Symposium 2019
The upcoming 70th annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon, October 21st through October 24th, 2019.... Read More
23 Oct
Ground Support 2019
Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction... Read More
26 Nov
FLAC3D V7.0 Training Course November 2019
FLAC3D TMis a numerical modeling code for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, and structural support in three dimensions. FLA... Read More