This report is an addendum to several previous reports that include detailed analysis and discussion of hydrochemical sampling results for surface water and groundwater in the Upper Queen Creek/Devils Canyon (QCDC) study area.
The primary objective of the testing presented in this report was to further enhance and expand the Project’s understanding of the potential geochemical reactivity of the scavenger tailings, although some process waters and pyrite tailings from the 2014 pilot plant were also tested.
Hydrologic test wells HRES-01, HRES-02, HRES-03, HRES-04, and HRES-05 were drilled and constructed during the period February 2 to March 11, 2004. The test wells were drilled evaluate lithologic and hydrogeologic conditions within the Apache Leap Tuff, and were terminated in the uppermost part of the Whitetail Conglomerate. Final test well construction was designed to permit hydrologic testing of the Apache Leap Tuff aquifer, and to provide access for long-term monitoring of groundwater level and groundwater quality for the aquifer.
At HRES-19 and HRES-20, the primary target drilling depth was the contact between the Tertiary Apache Leap Tuff and the underlying White Tail Conglomerate. During drilling operations, data was collected to better characterize the hydrogeologic conditions within the Apache Leap Tuff. The target depth was reached at HRES-19, although the depth to the White Tail Conglomerate was shallower than expected. The White Tail Conglomerate was not reached at HRES-20 due to technical issues encountered while drilling.
This draft technical memorandum has been prepared to summarize results of drilling, construction, and development of groundwater production well RESPW-01. The well was installed to intersect mine workings on the 4400 Mine Level adjacent to Shaft No. 8 of the Magma Mine in order to dewater that level and overlying levels.
This technical memorandum was prepared to summarize results of drilling and construction at hydrologic test wells PHRES-01, PHRES-02, PHRES-03, and PHRES-04. The wells were installed to provide observation wells during the long-term pumping test at well HRES-09, and to provide locations for characterization of fracture distribution and hydraulic conductivity in the Apache Leap Tuff (ALT) aquifer in the vicinity of hydrologic test well HRES-09.
This technical memorandum has been prepared to document results and analysis of a 23-day aquifer test conducted at hydrologic test well HRES-09. M&A conducted the long-term test to provide aquifer parameters for the Apache Leap Tuff (ALT) aquifer in the area of the well.
This technical memorandum has been prepared to summarize results of drilling and construction at hydrologic test well DHRES-14. DHRES-14 is located east of Devils Canyon, between the Devils Canyon Fault and JI Ranch Fault. The well was installed to characterize hydrogeologic conditions and provide a monitoring location in the Tertiary Whitetail Conglomerate and Precambrian Pinal Schist. Monitoring data obtained from DHRES-14 will be incorporated into the RCM hydrologic monitoring program.