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The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea

@article{McKinnon2002TheEE,
  title={The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea},
  author={Elizabeth McKinnon},
  journal={Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={40-50}
}
  • E. McKinnon
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health
Mining in its broadest sense is the process of obtaining useful minerals from the earth’s crust. A mineral is generally defined as any natural accruing substance of definite chemical composition and consistent physical properties. An ore is a mineral or combination of minerals from which a useful substance, such gold, can be extracted and marketed at a price that will recover the costs of mining and processing, and yield a profit (Encarta 2001). 

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