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The Environmental sustainability of mining in Australia: key mega-trends and looming constraints
At first 'sustainable mining' could be perceived as a paradox--minerals are widely held to be finite resources with rising consumption causing pressure on known resources. The true sustainability ofExpand
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Global trends and environmental issues in nickel mining: sulfides versus laterites
Abstract Nickel (Ni) is an important metal in modern infrastructure and technology, with major uses in stainless steel, alloys, electroplating and rechargeable batteries. Economic Ni resources areExpand
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Global trends in gold mining: Towards quantifying environmental and resource sustainability
Abstract In recent years, due to public concern over perceived and actual environmental impacts, the global mining industry has been moving towards a more sustainable framework. For gold mining,Expand
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Sustainability Reporting and Water Resources: a Preliminary Assessment of Embodied Water and Sustainable Mining
This paper presents a preliminary compilation and analysis of the water reported to have been consumed by a range of various mineral commodities and compares it to mine production data. This has beenExpand
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An analysis of historic production trends in Australian base metal mining
Abstract The base metal mining sector, including copper, lead–zinc–silver and nickel, has been a prominent and critical feature of the Australian minerals industry. The various mines and fields haveExpand
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Key trends in the resource sustainability of platinum group elements
Abstract Platinum group elements (PGEs) are increasingly used in a variety of environmentally-related technologies, such as chemical process catalysts, catalytic converters for vehicle exhaustExpand
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Gold mining in Australia: linking historical trends and environmental and resource sustainability
Abstract The mining of gold has been and continues to be an important aspect of Australian industry. Gold mining moved quickly from fossicking and alluvial sources in the 1850's to hard rock mining.Expand
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Critical review of acid in situ leach uranium mining: 1. USA and Australia
  • G. Mudd
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 2000
Abstract.The technique of in situ leach (ISL) uranium mining is well established in the USA, as well as being used extensively in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The method is beingExpand
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Quantifying the recoverable resources of by-product metals: The case of cobalt
Abstract The long-term availability of mineral resources is crucial in underpinning human society, technology and economic activity, and managing anthropogenic environmental impacts. ThisExpand
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A Detailed Assessment of Global Nickel Resource Trends and Endowments
Copper plays a crucial role in modern society across the world, contributing to infrastructure, technology, and lifestyles. Although mineral resources are commonly considered to be “finite,” globalExpand
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