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“International Journal of Mine Water”

Volume 7, Number 1, March 1988

PDFAtkinson, T. (1988): Water - one of Mankind’s most valuable Commodities. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7 (1): 1-7; Nottingham.

PDFAwbery, H. G. (1988): The Protection od the Nottinghamshire Coalfiled by the Bentinck Colliery Minewater Concentration Scheme. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7 (1): 9-24, 15 Abb.; Nottingham.

PDFLloyd, J. W. & Edwards, M. G. (1988): Estimation of Groundwater Inflow to an Underground Mining Operation. - Int. J. Mine Water, 7 (1): 25-47, 11 Abb.; Nottingham.

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Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)