© 2003

Mine Wastes

Characterization, Treatment and Environmental Impacts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XIV
  2. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 1-30
  3. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 31-82
  4. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 83-141
  5. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 143-169
  6. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 171-187
  7. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 189-230
  8. Bernd Lottermoser
    Pages 231-250
  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

  1. 1.School of Earth SciencesJames Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This thorough and authoritative reference work on the characterization, prediction, monitoring, treatment, and disposal of mine wastes relates so well to the important environmental impact of energy and mineral resource development … . This well-illustrated second edition (1st ed., 2003) with … abundant references, lists of resource material, lists of appropriate Web sites, and a thorough index, would be an appropriate library holding for science and technology, economics, and environmental matters. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (W. C. Peters, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)