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“International Journal of Mine Water”

Volume 2, Number 4, December 1983


PDFLloyd, J. W., Rushton, K. R. & Jones, P. A. (1983): An Assessment of Groundwater Inflow into Proposed Shaft and Drift in the Warwickshire Coalfield Using Packer Test data in an Electrical Analogue Model. - Int. J. Mine Water, 2 (4): 1-18, 7 fig., 7 tab.; Granada.

PDFAston, T. R. C., Singh, R. N. & Whittaker, B. N. (1983): The Effect of Test Cavity Geology on the In Situ Permeability of Coal Measures Strata Associated with Longwall Mining. - Int. J. Mine Water, 2 (4): 19-34, 3 fig., 3 tab.; Granada.

PDFFernández-Rubio, R. & Singh, R. N. (1983): Slope Stabilisation Using Advance Dewatering Techniques in a Large Opencast Mine in North-Western Spain. - Int. J. Mine Water, 2 (4): 35-51, 12 fig., 5 tab.; Granada.

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Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)