Whetstone Associates specializes in the development of hydrologic and geochemical studies for mining. Our clients are located throughout the United States and Latin America and include mining companies, governmental agencies, and other consultants. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Hydrologic and geochemical investigations to support NI 43-101 compliant feasibility studies
  • Baseline water resource and and geochemical studies for NEPA evaluations and permit applications
  • Water supply investigations
  • Pit lake studies for closure planning
  • Acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD) testing and characterization studies
  • Inflow control and grouting design for shaft sinking
  • Dewatering design for open pits and underground mines
  • Surface water and groundwater monitoring for compliance reporting
  • Well design and drilling supervision
  • Hydrologic investigations for tailings dam foundations and other mining facilities
  • Numerical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport
  • Infiltration modeling for waste rock cap and cover systems
  • Environmental database development and management