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“Mine Water and the Environment”

Volume 11, Number 1, March 1992

PDFGillespie, R. (1992): Gympie Gold Mine dewatering. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(1): 1-14, 2 fig., 4 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFEdwards, M. G. & Lloyd, J. W. (1992): Pumping test data interpretation and drift inflow assessment by finite-difference radial modelling. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(1): 15-34, 9 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFJaniak, H. (1992): Mine drainage treatment in Polish lignite mining. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(1): 35-44, 1 fig., 3 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFHegedus-Koncz, M., Nandori, G. & Gaspar, L. (1992): Hydrogeological and geothermal changes in karstic reservoirs due to mine dewatering. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11(1): 45-54, 6 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)