While working at Wardell Armstrong International, Pete Whitbread-Abrutat developed and project-managed an acid and metalliferous mine drainage (AMD) assessment project for a previously mined, sedex-type Pb/ Zn deposit in Cuba with known AMD issues. The client was a multi-national resources company.
Working closely with an international expert in this field, the project required regular client, expert and design team liaison on this sensitive issue, reporting and appropriate AMD management planning. Interaction with geological exploration team enabled AMD sampling from appropriate rock types and locations from the core, and advising on new locations for drilling. Good relations with the mine design team enabled early stage mitigation to be incorporated into the project design.