- Exploration & Mine Plans
- Natural Resource Baseline Studies
- Environmental Assessments (EAs)
- Environmental Impact Statements (EISs)
- Environmental Permitting (water, air, waste)
- Environmental Monitoring & Reporting
- Reclamation Cost Estimates
- Closure Plans
- Compliance & Due Diligence Audits
- Groundwater Contaminant Modeling
- Site Characterizations/Investigations
- Mineral Claim Boundaries & Mining Claim Surveys
- Water Balances
- Geochemical & Geophysical Grid Systems
- Topographic Surveys & Mapping
Preparing clear, concise, and defensible products. The Nevada mining industry has been at the forefront of the modern mining movement, conducting explorations and extractions with environmental sensitivity and careful regard for the ongoing health and welfare of humans and natural resources. From environmental studies and site plans to water reclamation systems and closure plans, Lumos & Associates has a wealth of experience and know-ledge applicable to the needs and concerns of mining companies and related organizations. Lumos’ success in preparing clear, concise, and defensible work products is based on a thorough under-standing of relevant regulations and mining practices combined with technical expertise in related scientific and engineering disciplines. We are comfortable working with Federal, state, and local criteria, and have provided environmental services to a wide range of public agencies and private clients throughout the West.
Portfolio of Mining Projects
- Water Rights
- Groundwater Exploration & Development
- Water Treatment
- System Analysis
- Wastewater Treatment
- Funding Options
Assuring dependable water systems today and tomorrow. All communities depend on a reliable and safe drinking water supply and an effective method of wastewater disposal. It takes careful planning to assure that your water and wastewater systems are adequate, dependable, economical, and meet state and Federal regulations.
Lumos & Associates has over 25 years of experience in engineering and planning services for water and wastewater systems of all sizes, in both rural and urban areas. We have earned a reputation for our innovative yet practical water resource solutions.
Our staff includes civil engineers, geotechnical specialists, hydrogeology and hydraulics experts, water rights surveyors, planners, environmental experts, and specialists. We are experienced in ad-dressing the full range of water resource issues.
Portfolio of Water Resources Projects
Mineral Ridge Gold, LLC
Mineral Ridge MineSilver Peak Range, NV
- Montana 1 Well AssessmentDouglas County, NV
- Goldfield Arsenic Treatment ComplianceGoldfield, NV
- Truckee Canyon Water System Infrastructure ImprovementsMustang, NV
- Alpine Springs County Water District Long Range Master PlanPlacer County, CA
Featured Project [ Water Resources ]
Mineral Ridge Gold, LLC
Mineral Ridge Mine
Silver Peak Range, NV
About the Project
Lumos is contracted with Mineral Ridge Gold, LLC to conduct a 3-Phase groundwater development project to develop a new water source for their mining operations. The project involves a surface geophysical survey (Phase 1), design, contract documents, and drilling oversight of a 2200-foot deep exploration test hole and monitoring well (Phase 2), and the design, contract documents and drilling oversight of a production water supply well for the mine. In September of 2011, Lumos performed a controlled source audio magnetotellurics/magnetotellurics (CSAMT/MT) geophysical survey to identify subsurface fractures for targeting for drilling test holes. Phase 2 of the project was conducted in February and March 2012 with the drilling of a 2200-foot deep test hole that was converted into a 2-inch diameter, 2100-foot deep, monitoring well. Phase 3 of the project is currently underway with the development and approval of a Work Plan to the BLM,specification and contract documents, and the drilling and development of a 21-inch diameter 2100-foot deep production well for Mineral Ridge Mine's operation.