The Environmental Effects of Mine Wastes

@inproceedings{Blowes1997TheEE,
  title={The Environmental Effects of Mine Wastes},
  author={David W. Blowes},
  year={1997}
}
The oxidation in sulfide minerals in waste rock piles and mine tailings impoundments generates acidic waters containing high concentrations of SO4, Fe(II) and other metals. The water affected by sulfide oxidation is displaced downward through the wastes into underlying geological materials, or it is discharged directly to the adjacent surface-water flow system. As the water affected by sulfide oxidation flows through the waste material, geochemical reactions with the gangue minerals result in… CONTINUE READING

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