Mine Tailings Reclamation. Inco Limited’s Experience with the Reclaiming of Sulphide Tailings in the Sudbury Area, Ontario, Canada

  • T. H. Peters


In 1975, an inventory of mine wastes throughout Canada was undertaken by the Canada Department of Mines, Energy and Resources. In all, 718 mine sites were assessed as to the area, type and vegetation cover associated with the waste material. It estimated that there were approximately 45,300 ha of land affected by waste rock, overburden or tailings (Murray, 1985). It is of interest to note that 7,300 ha or about 16% of this land had been revegetated to some extent.


Mine Tailing Waste Rock Tailing Area Pinus Banksiana Wildlife Management Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. Peters
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  1. 1.Copper CliffCanada

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