The water level at the Berkeley Pit has been recorded every month for more than 23 years. In addition to that monitoring, scientists at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology have been sampling and analyzing water from the Berkeley Pit twice a year for its chemical composition and physical properties. In the Berkeley Pit, samples are taken from anywhere […]

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No More Chemocline

In the past, a chemocline was observed in the Berkeley Pit Lake. “Chemocline” refers to changes in the water chemistry at a certain depth. Pumping Pit water for copper extraction has caused the chemocline to disappear. For more on the chemocline and mining copper from Berkeley water, go HERE.

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