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Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 4


Parbhakar-Fox, A and Fox, N and Jackson, L, Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 4, ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transforming the Mine Value Chain (TMVC), University of Tasmania, Australia, August, p. 1. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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The University of Tasmania were instructed by Grange Resources Ltd (Grange) to undertake 3-year column leach kinetic trials on waste rock materials (A, B and D type) from the Long Plains project at the Savage River Mine. The objectives of this study are as follows:

1. Evaluate the geochemical and mineralogical characteristics of the column feed material;

2. Evaluate the water quality evolved from the columns (pH and EC weekly) and metals (monthly); and

3. Record mineralogical changes periodically (i.e., every three months) to identify reaction products.

The work program commenced in August 2015, and is ongoing until 2018. Correspondence with Grange Resources (Roger Hill and Tony Ferguson) was undertaken to establish the project, followed by delivery of samples to UTas. Mineralogical evaluations of the column feed were performed (by XRD at UTas) before homogenising each waste type, loading the cells and starting the experiments.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:waste rock, acid mine drainage, management, prediction, Tasmania
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration geochemistry
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Parbhakar-Fox, A (Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox)
UTAS Author:Fox, N (Dr Nathan Fox)
UTAS Author:Jackson, L (Miss Laura Jackson)
ID Code:120648
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2017-08-29
Last Modified:2017-08-30

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