Mine Wastes

Characterization, Treatment and Environmental Impacts

  • BerndĀ Lottermoser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XIV
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-279

About this book


This book provides a thorough, up-to-date overview of wastes accumulating at mine sites. It deals comprehensively with sulfidic mine wastes, mine water, tailings, cyanidation wastes of gold-silver ores, radioactive wastes of uranium ores, and wastes of phosphate and potash ores. The book emphasizes the characterization, prediction, monitoring, disposal and treatment as well as environmental impacts of problematic mine wastes. The strong pedagogical framework is supported by case studies from around the world, end-of-chapter summaries as well as lists of resource materials and www sites for each waste type.


Applied earth science Fundament Mineral Industry crystallography environmental management mine site pollution mineral resources mineralogy pollution waste management

Authors and affiliations

  • BerndĀ Lottermoser
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  1. 1.School of Earth SciencesJames Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05135-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05133-7
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