Effluent quality data for mines in 2013: part 1, appendix E-3


Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Complexe métallurgique Sorel-Tracy
Operator Name QIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s) Iron-Titanium
Address 1625 Marie-Victorin Road, Sorel-Tracy, Quebec J3R 1M6
Effluent Discharge Point Final Effluent QIT (Point 1.4)
Complexe métallurgique Sorel-Tracy - Final Effluent QIT (Point 1.4)
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0030 0.0025 0.0029 0.0022 0.0027 0.0035 0.0028 0.0033 0.0029 0.0054 0.0047 0.0032
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0139 0.0096 0.0096 0.0120 0.0111 0.0069 0.0055 0.0067 0.0050 0.0044 0.0063 0.0068
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0195 0.0133 0.0098 0.0055 0.0068 0.0152 0.0067 0.0072 0.0173 0.0372 0.0159 0.0160
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0296 0.0325 0.0313 0.0342 0.0363 0.0147 0.0154 0.0134 0.0102 0.0075 0.0142 0.0203
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.1594 0.1613 0.1295 0.0762 0.0753 0.0930 0.0586 0.0420 0.1340 0.4244 0.2440 0.3153
TSS (mg/L) 15  27.78 22.25 12.45 9.48 12.38 14.75 7.78 5.05 8.98 14.28 13.85 11.14
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0013 0.0020 0.0016 0.0030 0.0013 0.0050 0.0014 0.0019
pH low  ≥6.0 7.0 7.4 7.3 7.7 7.8 7.7 7.9 8.0 7.8 7.2 7.4 7.5
pH high  ≤9.5 7.6 7.6 8.1 8.0 7.9 8.5 8.1 8.2 8.1 7.8 8.1 8.0
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 3,658,802 3,505,974 3,411,971 3,942,039 5,135,167 4,390,566 5,030,184 5,437,354 4,946,843 3,627,703 3,031,068 2,043,079
Rainbow Trout  Pass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Complexe métallurgique Sorel-Tracy
Operator Name QIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s) Iron-Titanium
Address 1625 Marie-Victorin Road, Sorel-Tracy, Quebec J3R 1M6
Effluent Discharge Point EFF2.2-P84
Complexe métallurgique Sorel-Tracy - EFF2.2-P84
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0010 0.0024 0.0028 0.0024 0.0021 0.0025 0.0025 0.0023 0.0022 0.0025 0.0021 0.0019
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0068 0.0130 0.0230 0.0190 0.0149 0.0260 0.0230 0.0235 0.0315 0.0224 0.0235 0.0175
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0013 0.0020 0.0047 0.0024 0.0027 0.0069 0.0063 0.0052 0.0063 0.0081 0.0123 0.0074
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0140 0.0140 0.0213 0.0180 0.0145 0.0243 0.0188 0.0178 0.0213 0.0212 0.0258 0.0208
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0246 0.0153 0.0308 0.0224 0.0168 0.0360 0.0314 0.0398 0.0320 0.0330 0.0553 0.0500
TSS (mg/L) 15  2.18 6.58 17.53 6.80 8.00 10.10 7.32 7.90 3.80 1.40 5.43 5.30
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0012 0.0018 0.0018 0.0028 0.0010 0.0010
pH low  ≥6.0 7.0 8.6 9.0 8.2 8.0 7.4 7.6 7.3 7.6 7.7 7.6 7.3
pH high  ≤9.5 7.9 9.1 9.3 9.1 8.3 7.9 7.8 8.0 7.8 8.0 7.9 7.6
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 2,662 3,076 9,932 16,746 13,804 52,413 9,491 7,802 18,474 14,843 18,030 10,269
Rainbow Trout  Pass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Con Mine
Operator Name Miramar Northern Mining Ltd.
Product(s) Gold
Address 75 Con Road, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2M1
Effluent Discharge Point Surveillance Network Program Station 40-1
Con Mine - Surveillance Network Program Station 40-1
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND  ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Cliff Complex
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum
Address 155 Balsam Street, Copper Cliff, Ontario P0M 1N0
Effluent Discharge Point Copper Cliff Wastewater Treatment Plant
Copper Cliff Complex - Copper Cliff Wastewater Treatment Plant
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0024 0.0018 0.0015 0.0010 0.0012 0.0010 0.0016 0.0025 0.0020 ND 0.0028 0.0010
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.2580 0.2880 0.2793 0.2315 0.1674 0.2960 0.1248 0.0875 0.0387 ND 0.0585 0.0372
CN (mg/L) 1.0  0.0025 0.0044 0.0113 0.0023 0.0018 0.0015 0.0023 0.0010 0.0037 ND 0.0059 0.0060
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 ND 0.0080 0.0080
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.2166 0.2183 0.1258 0.0815 0.0332 0.0750 0.0702 0.0195 0.0560 ND 0.1393 0.1190
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0043 0.0050 0.0215 0.0050 ND 0.0025 0.0034
TSS (mg/L) 15  2.96 2.60 2.05 1.75 1.88 1.30 2.00 1.5 1.40 ND 1.96 1.90
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0080 NMR NMR 0.0060 NMR NMR 0.0010 NMR NMR ND 0.0025 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 7.0 6.9 7.6 8.6 7.2 8.5 8.1 8.6 8.2 ND 5.9 5.8
pH high  ≤9.5 8.5 8.8 8.5 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.8 9.0 8.3 ND 8.5 8.8
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 3,248,490 3,200,540 4,353,578 4,890,270 5,117,666 5,012,010 3,817,247 1,955,775 1,740,960 ND 2,576,381 4,072,594
Rainbow Trout  Pass 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR ND 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR ND 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - -     - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Cliff Complex
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum
Address 155 Balsam Street, Copper Cliff, Ontario P0M 1N0
Effluent Discharge Point Nolin Creek Spillway
Copper Cliff Complex - Nolin Creek Spillway
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Cliff Complex
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum
Address 155 Balsam Street, Copper Cliff, Ontario P0M 1N0
Effluent Discharge Point Nolin Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Copper Cliff Complex - Nolin Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 ND 0.0010 0.0010
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0790 0.0668 0.1075 0.1150 0.0620 0.0518 0.0352 0.0343 0.0345 ND 0.0758 0.0726
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR ND NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0080 0.0150 0.0138 0.0080 0.0080 0.0080 0.0080 0.0080 0.0080 ND 0.0080 0.0080
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.3064 0.2925 0.2890 0.4395 0.2378 0.1993 0.1372 0.1993 0.2058 ND 0.3104 0.3474
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0056 0.0046 0.0045 0.0056 0.0041 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 0.0039 ND 0.0057 0.0059
TSS (mg/L) 15  3.16 2.10 2.00 3.75 3.12 2.75 8.72 5.10 1.65 ND 2.60 2.92
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0090 NMR NMR 0.0025 NMR NMR 0.0100 NMR NMR ND 0.0090 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.7 8.1 8.5 8.5 8.3 ND 8.1 7.1
pH high  ≤9.5 8.4 8.9 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.6 ND 8.5 8.8
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 389,453 511,028 670,189 757,560 777,635 643,530 676,792 734,762 504,775 ND 539,250 434,310
Rainbow Trout  Pass 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR ND 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR ND 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Mountain Mine
Operator Name Similco Mines Ltd. - Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address 20 km south of Highway #3, near Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0
Effluent Discharge Point Co.SW07 - W. Dam Seepage
Copper Mountain Mine - Co.SW07 - W. Dam Seepage
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of July 1, 2012, the company name changed from Similco Mines Ltd. to Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0010 0.0009 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0012 0.0010 0.0010
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0025 0.0027 0.0022 0.0028 0.0039 0.0028 0.0030 0.0027 0.0030 0.0015 0.0030 0.0034
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0033 0.0032 0.0035 0.0015 0.0031 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015
TSS (mg/L) 15  0.50 0.50 0.50 0.64 1.05 3.43 2.24 0.70 0.85 1.56 0.50 1.80
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  NMR 0.0057 NMR NMR 0.0036 NMR NMR 0.0028 NMR NMR 0.0041 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 7.7 7.6 7.8 7.4 7.6 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.7 8.0 7.8
pH high  ≤9.5 8.0 8.0 8.2 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.2 8.1 8.0
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 93,744 84,672 93,744 69,312 32,527 31,502 31,806 33,596 26,558 33,685 44,138 32,798
Rainbow Trout  Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Mountain Mine
Operator Name Similco Mines Ltd. - Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address 20 km south of Highway #3, near Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0
Effluent Discharge Point Co.SW09 - Level 6 Adit
Copper Mountain Mine - Co.SW09 - Level 6 Adit
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of July 1, 2012, the company name changed from Similco Mines Ltd. to Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0020 0.0020 0.0019 0.0019 0.0019 0.0018 0.0016 0.0014 0.0017 0.0018 0.0018 0.0025
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0184 0.0184 0.0184 0.0202 0.0196 0.0187 0.0201 0.0233 0.0208 0.0221 0.0198 0.0224
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0001 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0001 0.0000
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0005 0.0008 0.0008 0.0010 0.0011 0.0010 0.0013 0.0017 0.0013 0.0014 0.0013 0.0018
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0030 0.0030 0.0032 0.0036 0.0035 0.0032 0.0042 0.0059 0.0046 0.0056 0.0054 0.0049
TSS (mg/L) 15  0.50 0.50 0.50 0.62 0.50 0.63 0.62 1.15 2.85 1.14 0.50 0.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  NMR 0.0054 NMR NMR 0.0029 NMR NMR 0.0047 NMR NMR 0.0034 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.9 8.0 7.8 8.1 8.0
pH high  ≤9.5 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.4 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 15,619 14,527 26,117 36,783 42,256 44,282 43,386 27,913 38,359 35,690 42,358 42,475
Rainbow Trout  Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Mountain Mine
Operator Name Similco Mines Ltd. - Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address 20 km south of Highway #3, near Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0
Effluent Discharge Point Co.SW21 - D4 Dump Drainage
Copper Mountain Mine - Co.SW21 - D4 Dump Drainage
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of July 1, 2012, the company name changed from Similco Mines Ltd. to Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0011 0.0011 0.0012 0.0011 0.0013 0.0013 0.0011 0.0013 0.0017 0.0019 0.0018 0.0018
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0067 0.0061 0.0062 0.0072 0.0073 0.0068 0.0085 0.0092 0.0113 0.0210 0.0218 0.0216
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0001 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0010 0.0010 0.0009 0.0011 0.0011 0.0010 0.0010 0.0011 0.0010 0.0013 0.0015 0.0012
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0030 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0030 0.0030 0.0030 0.0015 0.0015 0.0030
TSS (mg/L) 15  0.68 0.50 0.90 1.34 1.33 9.23 3.32 2.83 9.53 13.54 8.60 7.22
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  NMR 0.0078 NMR NMR 0.0009 NMR NMR 0.0013 NMR NMR 0.0029 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.3 8.2
pH high  ≤9.5 8.2 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 1,539 1,554 1,496 2,316 2,819 3,464 3,816 3,298 3,393 3,472 3,068 2,288
Rainbow Trout  Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Mountain Mine
Operator Name Similco Mines Ltd. - Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address 20 km south of Highway #3, near Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0
Effluent Discharge Point Co.SW27 - E Dam Seepage
Copper Mountain Mine - Co.SW27 - E Dam Seepage
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of July 1, 2012, the company name changed from Similco Mines Ltd. to Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd. No radium 226 test results were provided for the third quarter. No toxicity test results were provided for September, October and December.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.0008 0.0010 0.0009 0.0009
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.0011 0.0008 0.0012 0.0016
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0004
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.50 1.18 0.50 0.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND - NMR 0.0023 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 8.1 7.9 7.9 8.0
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.1
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 5,401 8,225 7,711 10,614
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND - - 1 -
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND - - 1 -
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Mountain Mine
Operator Name Similco Mines Ltd. - Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address 20 km south of Highway #3, near Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0
Effluent Discharge Point Co.SW36 - Lost Horse Gulch Drainage
Copper Mountain Mine - Co.SW36 - Lost Horse Gulch Drainage
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of July 1, 2012, the company name changed from Similco Mines Ltd. to Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0008 0.0008 0.0008 0.0007 0.0007 0.0009 0.0008 0.0008 0.0008 0.0009 0.0009 0.0008
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0123 0.0115 0.0141 0.0135 0.0143 0.0139 0.0157 0.0152 0.0149 0.0148 0.0132 0.0128
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0001 0.0001 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0001 0.0000 0.0000 0.0001
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0012 0.0011 0.0011 0.0010 0.0011 0.0011 0.0011 0.0012 0.0011 0.0011 0.0013 0.0011
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0030 0.0030 0.0015 0.0015 0.0032 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0030 0.0015 0.0015 0.0030
TSS (mg/L) 15  0.76 0.63 1.23 1.02 1.55 1.18 1.54 1.30 0.98 1.44 0.50 0.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  NMR 0.0031 NMR NMR 0.0032 NMR NMR 0.0022 NMR NMR 0.0058 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.2 8.2 8.1
pH high  ≤9.5 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.2
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 8,998 8,943 16,032 16,313 17,722 22,049 26,724 15,126 15,555 16,058 12,900 10,416
Rainbow Trout  Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Mountain Mine
Operator Name Similco Mines Ltd. - Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address 20 km south of Highway #3, near Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0
Effluent Discharge Point Co.SW37 - D2 Dump Drainage
Copper Mountain Mine - Co.SW37 - D2 Dump Drainage
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of July 1, 2012, the company name changed from Similco Mines Ltd. to Copper Mountain Mine (BC) Ltd.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0014 0.0013 0.0014 0.0014 0.0015 0.0014 0.0011 0.0014 0.0013 0.0014 0.0014 0.0014
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0292 0.0228 0.0199 0.0213 0.0248 0.0201 0.0188 0.0193 0.0191 0.0196 0.0189 0.0206
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0002 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0000 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0013 0.0011 0.0011 0.0010 0.0010 0.0005 0.0011 0.0011 0.0010 0.0010 0.0011 0.0005
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0030 0.0030 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0030 0.0015 0.0030 0.0030 0.0030 0.0030 0.0030
TSS (mg/L) 15  9.52 6.48 7.13 4.64 5.03 3.58 2.00 2.98 2.55 2.80 1.95 2.62
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  NMR 0.0086 NMR NMR 0.0024 NMR NMR 0.0025 NMR NMR 0.0074 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.1
pH high  ≤9.5 8.2 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 2,859 2,369 5,296 5,055 4,786 6,504 7,928 4,708 5,150 5,943 3,612 2,585
Rainbow Trout  Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Copper Rand (Mine)
Operator Name CBay Minerals Inc.
Product(s) Copper-Gold-Silver
Address P.O. Box 400, Chibougamau, Quebec G8P 2X8
Effluent Discharge Point Final Discharge Point 2.1c
Copper Rand (Mine) - Final Discharge Point 2.1c
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: No radium 226 results were provided for the first quarter. No toxicity test results were provided for the second quarter.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0004 0.0019 0.0007 0.0006 0.0003 0.0019 0.0010 0.0008 0.0003 0.0015 0.0003 0.0004
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0064 0.0079 0.0066 0.0044 0.3597 0.0500 0.0079 0.0083 0.0071 0.0082 0.0140 0.0085
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR 0.0025 NMR NMR 0.0025 NMR 0.0080 0.0025 NMR 0.0025 NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0014 0.0068 0.0015 0.0003 0.0002 0.0074 0.0012 0.0064 0.0014 0.0002 0.0002 0.0014
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0083 0.0073 0.0091 0.0053 0.0117 0.0075 0.0083 0.0073 0.0067 0.0076 0.0086 0.0076
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0054 0.0094 0.0103 0.0047 0.0031 0.0030 0.0031 0.0029 0.0013 0.0009 0.0012 0.0013
TSS (mg/L) 15  1.25 0.60 0.50 1.90 1.75 2.00  1.10 0.88 1.30 1.50 3.00 1.13
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  - - - NMR NMR 0.0010 NMR 0.0020 0.0030 NMR 0.0010 NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 7.0 7.4 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.3 7.6 7.5 7.2
pH high  ≤9.5 8.3 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.7 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.8 7.9 7.7
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 10,858 9,582 11,145 20,100 30,148 10,230 36,038 64,906 83,675 149,404 254,265 168,421
Rainbow Trout  Pass NMR NMR 1 - - - 1 NMR NMR NMR 1 NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass NMR NMR 1 - - - 1 NMR NMR NMR 1 NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Crean Hill Mine
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum
Address 410 Crean Hill Road, Copper Cliff (Walden), Ontario P0M 1N0
Effluent Discharge Point Crean Hill Mine Waste Water Treatment System
Crean Hill Mine - Crean Hill Waste Water Treatment System
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤ 50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0072 0.0073 0.0158 0.0303 0.0120 0.0100 0.0062 0.0043 0.0068 0.0066 0.0173 0.0084
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0360 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0310 0.0253 0.0080 0.0080 0.0080
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.2972 0.2580 0.2165 0.2700 0.0876 0.0908 0.0686 0.0543 0.1345 0.0858 0.2368 0.3036
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0068 0.0063 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0044 0.0025 0.0039 0.0025
TSS (mg/L) 15  1.56 1.40 1.83 1.95 1.00 1.30 1.20 1.00 1.50 1.00 1.80 2.00
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0180 NMR NMR 0.0060 NMR NMR 0.0180 NMR NMR 0.0130 NMR NMR
pH low  ≥6.0 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.7 7.7 8.3 8.4 8.2 8.1 8.4 8.3 7.5
pH high  ≤9.5 8.1 8.1 8.6 9.0 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.8 8.6
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 108,841 132,132 195,269 355,110 173,042 166,830 122,109 80,445 81,720 97,061 231,120 104,098
Rainbow Trout  Pass 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR 1 NMR NMR
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
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