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“International Journal of Mine Water”

Volume 5, Number 2, June 1986


PDFSingh, R. N. (1986): Mine Inundations. – Int. J. Mine Water, 5 (2): 1-27, 13 fig., 3 tab.; Granada.

PDFSammarco, O. (1986): Spontaneous Inrushes of Water in Underground Mines. – Int. J. Mine Water, 5 (2): 29-41, 6 fig.; Granada.

PDFGuedes de Carvalho, R. A., Gonzáles Beça, C. G., Martins Sampaio, M. N., Neves, O. & Sol Pereira, M. C. (1986): A Study of the Drainage of the Pyrite Mines of Aljustrel (Portugal). – Int. J. Mine Water, 5 (2): 43-55, 5 fig., 2 tab.; Granada.

PDFShuxun, H., Ling, W. & Qinshu, C. (1986): Application of Grouting Techique to Restore submerged Shafts in China. – Int. J. Mine Water, 5 (2): 57-66, 1 fig., 2 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)