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“Mine Water and the Environment”

Volume 11, Number 3, September 1992


PDFChileshe, B. C. & Kulkarni, R. V. (1992): Konkola Deep Mining Project: Concept and Planning. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (3): 1-15, 4 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFWhitbread, J. J., Williams, R. E. & Miller, S. M. (1992): A Statistical Method to evaluate potentially similar Zones of Groundwater Discharge at the Bunker Hill Mine near Kellog, Idaho. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (3): 17-25, 4 fig., 2 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFNorton, P. J. (1992): The Control of Acid Mine Drainage with Wetlands. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (3): 27-34, 1 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFNaish, E. J. (1992): Dewatering Concepts at Zambian Copperbelt Mines. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (3): 35-45, 2 fig.; 1 tab.; Wollongong.

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News Flash

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)