gold mining waste Articles

  • Sacrificing nature: gold mining on indigenous lands in Oaxaca, Mexico

    Historical data and an in–depth examination of two cases indicate that current approaches to gold mining on indigenous lands in Mexico under neoliberal assumptions generate environmental pollution and severe community disruption. Indigenous communities rich in minerals are now targeted by multinational mining corporations supplying world markets. Local agricultural decline pressures ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dredging for Gold in Remote Places

    By Dave Stoltenberg, Dredge Rental Specialist with SRS Crisafulli From Alaska to West Africa, SRS Crisafulli dredging experts are busy installing dredges and training operations personnel at producing gold mines.  Nearly all operating mines have overflow lagoons and impoundments for the collection of particulates, overflow mud, and tailings.  Typically ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 3 of 3)

    Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com Superfund The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, was ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • A Study on the Costs of Improving the Management of Mining Waste

    1. Executive Summary Context, Scope and Priorities 1.1 This is the Final Report of a study into the costs of improving the management of mining waste. It was not carried out in isolation, but in parallel with a consultation process being run by the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission (DG ENV) and a technical review process coordinated by the European Integrated ...

  • Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

    Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has changed our lives completely and we rely on phones, microwaves, TVs, kettles, computers to keep us informed, entertained and even alive. It is hard to imagine ...

  • SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 2 of 3)

    Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com Waste processing and storage A good operator first understands the unique characteristics of the mineral deposit under their management. Each ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Mitigating Environmental Impact Of Gold Mine Wastewater Through Ozone Oxidation And Aquifer Re-injection

    US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations require mining operations to remediate their waste streams prior to environmental discharge. Wastewater streams from gold mine operations can be particularly toxic due to the potential for cyanide contamination and the concentration of metals contained in the wastewater effluent. This paper reviews the challenges and success of installing and ...

  • SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 1 of 3)

    Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com Impacts of gold mining and mineral processing on communities and the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Acid mine drainage treatment

    Acid mine/rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada. This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the 1950’s, producing gold ore. Its profitability eventually failed and it was abandoned. In the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Deep sea mining: exploration is inevitable

    Despite concern over adverse impacts, deep marine mineral exploration is set to become a global industry, says geologist Chris Yeats. Global demand for metals continues to grow, fuelled largely by increasing populations and the industrialisation and urbanisation of China and India. To meet this demand, the international ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Application of coupled thermostatted columns in civil engineering and for leaching heavy metals of wastes from foundry sands and mining industry

    For many years, the mining industry at Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico, has produced silver and gold through a cyanide process. Solid wastes (tailings) of this process have been deposited close to centres of population. Many of the metals in these wastes are dispersed via wind and rain, and can be toxic to flora and fauna. Foundry sands are wastes, produced by the automotive industry, the metallurgy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eldan Recycling introduces a system for processing of mining tyres

    The Eldan Recycling mining tyre recycling system can turn the huge waste mining tyres into reusable rubber granulate, powder and clean steel wire… Eldan Recycling delivered and installed its first complete tyre recycling plant back in 1991 and has since then developed and optimised the process to obtain the best possible purity of the rubber granulate. Over 200 complete systems and ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Water Mining in New York City

    The Facility The Helena, which opened in late 2005, is an apartment building that offers more than amenities, views, and nice finishes. Behind the $100 million tower’s gleaming glass and metal skin is a serious high-performance building. Its owner and designers say the Helena will annually use 65 percent of the energy and one-third of the potable water of comparable ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Should deep-sea mining go ahead in Papua New Guinea?

    Financial disagreement has halted a controversial deep-sea mining project but deeper issues lie with the environment, Prime Sarmiento reports. The fate of a currently halted deep-sea mining project in the Pacific is being watched closely by a number of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cut-Off Wall - Abandoned Mine Tailings Pond - Case Study

    Problem At an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory, mining for both Gold and Zinc took place until the mid 1950's, with the processing of the ore taking place on the banks of an adjacent lake. Processing methods resulted in the creation of a large mine tailings pond that had high concentrations of iron, arsenic, zinc and lead. Spring runoff and summer rainfall then infiltrated through ...


    By C3 Environmental Limited

  • E-waste Recycling- Compliance or Necessity

    The era of unorganised recycling of e-waste “formally” ended on 30th April, 2012 in India. With the rise of sun of 1st May, 2012, India joined the club of advanced countries committed for organised recycling of electronic waste. Concerns associated with unorganised recycling: I would like to first of all thank Kabadies (a commonly used terminology ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Florida Waste-To-Energy Plant Has Composting Officials Fired Up

    Plans for a renewable energy facility in central Florida which will burn horse stall bedding as well as other wastes is raising concerns among officials from composting companies in the region, who are questioning everything from the cost-effectiveness of the multimillion dollar plant to whether it will actually help alleviate groundwater pollution problems. “The proposed gasification plant is a ...

  • Modem sustainable cyanide destruction control

    Industrial Process Description Cyanide-containing waste is produced in various industries such as mining and electroplating. Processes such as stripping, cleaning, and plating generate wastes that can include metal cyanide complexes with alkaline iron, nickel, zinc, cadmium, copper, silver, and gold. Wastes containing cyanide are required by both US EPA law 40 CFR pan 413 & 433." and ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • Legacy planning

    The mining of precious and semi-precious metals, minerals and fossil fuel energy sources such as coal has long been a mixed blessing for the communities in which operations take place. Mining can offer a great deal of employment, especially in rural areas in need of industry, and significant and welcomed tax revenue. But the long-term environmental harm of mining has too often off-set, if not ...


    By FINN Corporation

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