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Mine reclamation symposium June 18, 19

The sixth annual Ontario Mine Reclamation Symposium takes place June 18 and 19 in Cobalt.

The two-day event, organized by the Canadian Land Reclamation Association and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), includes a full day of presentations, a banquet featuring the presentation of the Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Award and a second day of field trips to Agnico-Eagle reclamation sites in the Cobalt and Coleman Township area.

The program on day one includes presentations on the geology, history and environmental legacy of mining in the Cobalt mining camp.

There will also be presentations by OMA member companies Agnico-Eagle and Kirkland Lake Gold, and presentations by consulting firms Klohn-Crippen Berger, Stantec, Golder Associates, Tetra Tech and EcoMetrix.

The academic community will also be well represented with speakers from Laurentian University, Lakehead University, the University of Toronto and Guelph University.

“We’re hoping to look at opportunities to inform future reclamation practices as well as highlight some of the work that has already been done,” said Leslie Hymers, environment and education specialist with the OMA. “Previous symposiums focused on reclamation projects that had already been completed and in, Cobalt, we know there’s work that remains to be done.”

Hymers expects 150 people to attend. Further information is available at

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