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“International Journal of Mine Water”

Volume 2, Number 3, September 1983


PDFLoveday, P. F., Atkins, A. S. & Aziz, N. I. (1983): The Problem of Australian Underground Coal Mining Operations in Water Catchment Areas. - Int. J. Mine Water, 2(3): 1-15, 5 fig., 1 tab.; Granda.

PDFFarmer, I. W. & Jennings, D. H. (1983): Effect of Strata Permeability on the Radial Hydrostatic Pressures on Mine Shaft Linings. - Int. J. Mine Water, 2(3): 17-24, 3 fig., 2 tab.; Granda.

PDFAkesson, J.-A. (1983): A Study of Geohydrological and Rock Engineering Environment at Lappvattnet Experimental Mine. - Int. J. Mine Water, 2(3): 25-38, 7 fig., 1 tab.; Granda.

PDFFernández-Rubio, R., Botín, J. A. & Lavandeira, A. (1983): Hydrogeological Investigation and Drainage Infrastructure at Underground Zinc and Lead Troya Mine (Gipuzkoa, Spain). - Int. J. Mine Water, 2(3): 39-56, 20 fig.; Granda.

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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)