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NEW LOCATION FOR THE NEWFIELDS MDTS OFFICE IN ELKO, NEVADA
On Thursday, September 27th, NewFields Mining Design & Technical Services (NewFields MDTS) held an open house for their new office building located on 5th Street in Elko, Nevada. The event was very successful and well attended by colleagues, clients (new and established), friends, and family.
The new building includes six walled offices, three open offices, a large conference room, and a 1,000 square foot clean lab. The additional lab space will allow NewFields to provide added geotechnical testing services such as advanced strength testing capabilities and additional permeability testing capacity. The addition of this new equipment combined with the relocation of some equipment from the other NewFields lab will allow for a greater volume and diversity of testing to be performed. A large portion of the NewFields property has been reconstructed to provide enclosed all-weather storage of field equipment and geotechnical samples. This additional storage will allow NewFields MDTS to prepare mobile testing labs which are staged at remote sites, thereby reducing lab testing cost and turnaround times. For specifics on our engineering or laboratory testing capabilities contact us at 775-738-3399.
NEWFIELDS SPEAKS AT THE GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Stephen Emsbo-Mattingly and co-authors Eric Litman, Scott Parsons, and Scott Stout from NewFields Environmental Forensics Practice in Boston were invited to speak at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) focused on Scientific Insights and Economic Value from State-of-the-Art Organic Geochemistry on August 1, 2018. Their talk was entitled, “Advanced Geochemical Hydrocarbon Methods Forensically Distinguish Anthropogenic Legacies of Colonial and Industrial America.” It featured an analysis of “big data” collected from waterfront properties throughout the Boston area and chronicled background concentrations of PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and metals in pre-colonial, colonial, industrial, and modern soil. This analysis offered insights from one of the largest upland datasets containing samples of urban fill emplaced during specific historical time intervals. These data suggested that contaminant concentrations increased in upland fill as Boston’s industrial development expanded through World War II and then moderated with the advent of environmental regulations in the 1970s. This analysis affirmed the importance of regulations that recognize higher contaminant concentrations attributed to ambient background when fill is encountered. Chemical fingerprints composed of heavy 4- to 7-ring PAHs offer additional methods for identifying urban fill at complex urban sites.
NEWFIELDS IS CHOSEN AS CONSULTING FIRM FOR GIBELLINI PROJECT
Canada-based Prophecy is on track to transform the Gibellini project in the Battle Mountain region in north-eastern Nevada into the first primary vanadium producing mine in the US. Executive Chairperson John Lee affirmed on Friday… “We believe the Gibellini project is years ahead of other North American primary vanadium projects in terms of the time to deliver the vanadium product to the market, and we are on target to transform the Gibellini project to become the first primary vanadium producing mine in the United States.” Mr. Lee issued a statement, announcing the appointment of consulting firm NewFields to advance the project’s EIS.
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