Basics of Metal Mining Influenced WatereBook - 2009
The initial volume in a new six-book set describes the major physical and chemical relationships among mining, climate, environment, and mine waste drainage quality; the differences between metal and coal mining; and the types and phases of metal mining. The slim handbook also explains the factors that control environmental impacts from metal mining and metallurgical processing, the hydrologic cycle, the importance of climate, and the geochemistry of mining influenced water. Black and white photographs and a glossary are provided. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Society for Mining Metallurgy
Basics of Metal Mining Influenced Water is a must-read for planners, regulators, consultants, land managers, students, researchers, or others concerned about the environmentally sound management of metal mine wastes and drainage quality.
The first of a series of six handbooks on technologies for managing metal mine and metallurgical process draining, this book offers a unique, comprehensive perspective on the subject. Unlike other texts that focus primarily on acid drainage from coal mines, the authors examine both acidic and neutral pH waters that can be hazardous to the environment.
Planning a new mine in today’s increasingly contentious regulatory and political environment demands a different philosophy. Basics of Metal Mining Influenced Water takes an innovative, holistic approach by considering all aspects of the mine life cycle, including closure.
Written by a team of experts from state and federal governments, academia, and the mining industry, Basics of Metal Mining Influenced Water also discusses the major physical and chemical relationships between mining, climate, environment, and mine waste drainage quality.
The authors have included an extensive glossary defining hundreds of technical terms for easier reading and understanding.