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“International Journal of Mine Water”

Volume 4, Number 2, June 1985


PDFMotyka, J. & Pulido-Bosch, A. (1985): Karstic Phenomena in Calcareous-Dolomitic Rocks and their Influence over the Insrushes of Water in Lead-Zinc Mines in Olkusz Region (South od Poand). – Int. J. Mine Water, 4 (2): 1-11, 10 fig.; Madrid.

PDFMcKee, D. M. & Hannon, P. J. (1985): The Hydrological Environment at the Gays River Mine. – Int. J. Mine Water, 4 (2): 13-33, 8 fig.; Madrid.

PDFKipko, E. J. (1985): Grouting of Large Karstic Caverns in Dobrogea Coalfield, Bulgaria. – Int. J. Mine Water, 4 (2): 35-39, 1 fig., 2 tab.; Madrid.

PDFAston, T. R. C. (1985): Tritium Dating of Water Inflow at the Donkin-Morien Project, Nova Scotia. – Int. J. Mine Water, 4 (2): 41-52, 3 fig., 2 tab.; Madrid.

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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)