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“International Journal of Mine Water”

Volume 7, Number 2, June 1988

PDFWheeler, A. (1988): Pumps and Pumping - What the Industry wants from Pump Manufacturers. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7: 1-6; Nottingham.

PDFKinnear, W. J. (1988): High Reliability Multistage Mine Dewatering Pumpsets. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7: 7-18, 5 fig.; Nottingham.

PDFWalker, S. C. (1988): An Introduction to Screw-Type Pumps within the Mining Industry. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7: 19-32, 5 fig.; Nottingham.

PDFMarr, C. E. (1988): Pumps and Pumping, remote Operation and Monitoring. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7: 33-46, 3 fig.; Nottingham.

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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)