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Mine Wastes: Past, Present, Future


Hudson-Edwards, KA and Jamieson, HE and Lottermoser, BG, Mine Wastes: Past, Present, Future, Elements, 7, (6) pp. 375-380. ISSN 1811-5209 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 by the Mineralogical Society of America

DOI: doi:10.2113/gselements.7.6.375


Mine wastes are unwanted, currently uneconomic, solid and liquid materials found at or near mine sites. Volumetrically they are one of the world's largest waste streams, and they often contain high concentrations of elements and compounds that can have severe effects on ecosystems and humans. Multidisciplinary research on mine wastes focuses on understanding their character, stability, impact, remediation and reuse. This research must continue if we are to understand and sustainably manage the immense quantities of historic, contemporary and future mine wastes, given the trend to exploit larger deposits of lower-grade ores.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Lottermoser, BG (Professor Bernd Lottermoser)
ID Code:74916
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:198
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2011-12-15
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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