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“Mine Water and the Environment”

Volume 11, Number 4, December 1992

PDFMulenga, S. C., Fernández-Rubio, R., Leon, A. & Baquero, J. C. (1992): Estimation of Quantitative Water Inflow from Different Sources in Konkola Mine, Zambia. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(4): 1-22, 16 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFWilliams, R. E. & Kirschner, F. E. J. (1992): Hydrogeological Evaluation of a Prototype In-situ Leach Cell in Unsaturated Lead-Zinc Mine and Mill Wastes. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(4): 23-33, 7 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFMandzic, E. H. (1992): Mine Water Risk in Open Pit Slope Stability. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(4): 35-42, 10 fig., 1 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFFletcher, T. (1992): Drilling Exploration Boreholes Beyond 4000 m in South Africa. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(4): 43-52, 3 fig.; Wollongong.

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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)