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Engineering characteristics of mining waste aggregates

  • Hammond A. A. 
International Symposium on Aggregates Themes 6. Artificial and Low Quality Aggregates
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Abstract

The location, quantities and properties of mining wastes in the context of their application in road construction have been described. Problems associated with the use such as its localization and haulage cost have been identified and discussed.

Evidently, from their properties the materials can profitably be used as sub-base and surfacing courses. Used in this way, resource depletion and degradation as well as energy consumption will be reduced. Recommendations concerning the choice of the material have also been made.

Keywords

Pyrite Waste Material Coarse Aggregate Mining Waste Road Construction 

Caracteristiques de granulats provenant de dechets miniers

Résumé

On a décrit la situation, la quantité aussi bien que la qualité des matières de rebut minières dans le contexte de leur application concernant la construction routière. Les problèmes associés à leur emploi tels la localisation et le coût de transport ont été identifiés et discutés.

Evidemment, compte tenu de leur qualité, on pourrait utiliser ces matières pour les couches de fondation et de surface. Employées ainsi, l'épuisement et la dégradation des ressources aussi bien que la consommation d'énergie seront réduits. En plus on a fait des recommandations en ce qui concerne le choix du matériel.

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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hammond A. A. 
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  1. 1.Materials DivisionB.R.R.I., UniversityKumasi-Ghana

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