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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Reclamation of Lands Disturbed by Mining

Proceedings of the British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium, Vernon, B.C. March 16-18, 1977

Paper 1977 - 4

Sponsored by Technical and Research Committee, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and the Mining Association of British Columbia

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The Vernon Reclamation Symposium was sponsored by the Reclamation and Technical Research Committee which functions under the auspices of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources and the Mining Association of British Columbia.

The purpose of the symposium was the furtherance of communication and development of knowledge among those concerned with mine reclamation. The '77 symposium was divided into four sessions, which were oriented to:

The Company side, Exploration and Inspection, Research, and Impact on Resources and Uses.

A 'round table1 workshop session followed each series of lectures. Findings which achieved consensus at the individual tables were read at the conclusion of each session and have been summarized in these proceedings. In summarizing the findings of the workshops, those findings appearing most often have been listed first.

Near the beginning of the conference all participants were asked to submit their definitions of reclamation and these are summarized in these proceedings. During the final workshop session, participants were asked to comment on this symposium and to recommend ways to improve future symposiums.

The opportunity was taken at the Banquet to present the first annual Mine Reclamation Award. This award was presented to Kaiser Resources Ltd. and a Citation went to Placid Oil Ltd. 


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