Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Groundwater has historically, and still is, a concern within the mining industry due to the relationships between potential environmental and safety impacts. Montana Technological University uses a once operating silver mine, the Orphan Boy, to provide students with hands-on experience and is known as the Underground Mine Education Center (UMEC). The UMEC, and neighboring Orphan Girl mine located at the World Museum of Mining, have experienced increasing water levels the past few years. A compilation of known information pertaining to the Orphan Girl and Orphan Boy groundwater connections is presented using historical groundwater and mine data, stope books, hydrographs, and previous research on the local groundwater systems.
Doucette, Emelina, "Orphan Boy and Orphan Girl: Historical information on groundwater and flooded workings" (2020). Graduate Theses & Non-Theses. 252.