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Kim Goodchild Environmental Officer-Mine Site

Environmental Officer-Mine Site Reclamation at Guyana Geology and Mines Commission I love to work with people in the mining industry assisting them in their reclamation efforts and setting up

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Land reclamation and restoration of natural ecosystem A

May 30, 2007 · (1993). Land reclamation and restoration of natural ecosystem A case study from opencast mines of North Eastern Coalfields of India. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 171-176.

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Effects of pumice mining on soil quality

2012). Following standard practice on surface mining sites, the topsoil was stripped and stockpiled until mining opera-tions were completed; stored soil was then spread on top of overburden. 2.2 Sampling process In February 2011, five mine sites, differing in elapsed time since reclamation (015 years), of opencast pumice mine

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Land reclamation to be aggressively pursued INews Guyana

Trotman, who visited a pilot land reclamation project site in Olive Creek, Region Seven last week, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the Natural Resources Ministry, through the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), will be aggressively pursuing land reclamation in the mining

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Effects of pumice mining on soil quality

2012). Following standard practice on surface mining sites, the topsoil was stripped and stockpiled until mining opera-tions were completed; stored soil was then spread on top of overburden. 2.2 Sampling process In February 2011, five mine sites, differing in elapsed time since reclamation (015 years), of opencast pumice mine

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the mining sector- UNDP

While gold mining is a key sector in Guyana's economy and plays an important role in the country's socio-economic development it is often the main driver of deforestation and forest degradation and associated biodiversity loss. Inadequate management of tailings, little reclamation of mined-out areas, and various other practices are posing

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CiteSeerX Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda) Abstract Abandoned coal mine spoils can result in severe pollution and have aesthetic on the local environment. A range of reclamation techniques is available for substrate but only through the use of vegetation to stabilize coal mine spoils can complete long-term rehabilitation be achieved.

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Optimum Coal Mine Water Reclamation Project

During 1971 the mine initiated an opencast strip mine, with mining activities commencing in the Optimus mining area. At that stage, very little legislation existed that could guide the opencast mining activities towards environmentally responsible mining. Strip mining activities started within the Woestalleen East Spruit and proceeded in

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Comparison of social costs of underground and open-cast

open-cast coal mining. It can be used for comparison of social costs of specific coal mining projects. 1. Introduction . While coal mining might contribute significantly to a country's export and GDP, it has a lesser impact on national employment and income. On the other hand, mining

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What are the advantages of open-cast mining? Quora

Open-cast mining has several advantages compared to underground mining, these are- * Open-cast allows for high tonnages to be moved hence economies scale * Safe as workers are not working under disturbed roof * Open-cast trucks have higher payloa

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Surface Mine Development, Operations, and Reclamation

Surface and underground mining are currently the most commonly employed methods for accessing ore, minerals, or other metal and nonmetal commodities. This course covers common mining methods, as well as the lifecycle of a mine, from the development through reclamation.

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What Are the Disadvantages of Opencast Mining?

Mar 25, 2020 · Opencast mining, also known as surface mining or strip mining, has disadvantages that include disturbance of the environment and local ecosystems, exposure of radioactive elements and contamination of freshwater sources. The use of heavy machinery and blasting techniques also create environmental pollution.

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Acts & Regulations Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

GGMC Unlocking the mineral and petroleum wealth of Guyana

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Basics of openpit mining SlideShare

Mar 13, 2012 · Open-pit Reclamation after completion 2. Open-Cast Reclamation during mining 3. Quarries stone, crushed rock, sand, gravel 4. Strip Mining removing surface coal in strips up to 50 m wide x 1 Km long 5. Placer Mining 6. Glory hole Mining ISN 10.

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Degraded Opencast Minelands in Tropical Environments

Introduction. Solid mineral mining (exploitation) is important to the economy of many developing countries. In Nigeria for example, there had been increased interest in the exploitation of these resources and hence the widespread and increasing numbers of open cast mines of solid minerals (limestone, granite, iron ore, gemstones etc) leaving behind vast expanse of bare and degraded land (>10

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Effects of soil and topographic factors on vegetation

Feb 26, 2016 · The area of the Antaibao opencast coal mine is 375.12 km 2, and it is the largest opencast coal mining area in China. This mining area has a typical temperate arid to semiarid continental monsoon

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Ffos-y-fran opencast coal mine, South Wales, United

Approximately, 11 million tonnes of coal extracted over a 20 to 30 year period from this opencast mine in Merthyr Tydfil . The scheme at peak production extracts 20,000 tonnes of coal per week. The company itself advertises the project as "the Ffos-y-fran land reclamation scheme, a major opencast coaling operation." Work at site began in 2007.

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Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation contains the proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014). The contributions cover a wide range of topics- Monitoring, prediction and assessment of environmental damage in mining areas- Subsidence land reclamation and ecological

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Tempo-spatial changes and main anthropogenic influence

The vegetation fractional coverage of four dumps in the study area were the lowest at the initial reclamation time, and increased with increasing reclamation time. The vegetation coverage of the Southern dump, Western A dump, Inner dump and Western B dump increased from 0.29 to 0.68, 0.34 to 0.59, 0.5 to 0.76, and 0.46 to 0.54, respectively.

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The Essence and elements of Opencast Mining copper

THE FUNDAMENTALS OPEN CAST MINING. Email [email protected] Mobile 09425898691 . The Essence and elements of Opencast Mining. Method of Mining Mineral Deposits Opencast mining refers to the totality of open-pit operations which are aimed at extracting various rocks from the earth and creating pits and excavations.

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Solutions for mining

With over 120 years of Company history and more than 50 years of international advice and consultancy, we are a world-leading provider of engineering services in opencast mining. Renowned customers around the world use RWE's comprehensive know-how in the area of continuous mining, specifically for sustainable operation planning and production

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The soil chemical properties of reclaimed land in an arid

Opencast coal mining damages the land in arid grassland mining areas where topsoil is scarce. Restoration of the soil chemical properties is important for land reclamation and the rebuilding of vegetation. We studied a south dump after 4 years of reclamation, a north dump after 8 years of reclamation, and

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The soil chemical properties of reclaimed land in an arid

Opencast coal mining damages the land in arid grassland mining areas where topsoil is scarce. Restoration of the soil chemical properties is important for land reclamation and the rebuilding of vegetation. We studied a south dump after 4 years of reclamation, a north dump after 8 years of reclamation, and undamaged

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Forestry/mining joint committee to be established Guyana

Aug 24, 2019 · will address issues such as mining and reclamation. AT a joint meeting of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Guyana Gold Board and the Guyana Forestry Commission, it was agreed that a joint committee will be established to address issues in forestry and mining, including land reclamation.

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Land reclamation and restoration of natural ecosystem A

May 30, 2007 · (1993). Land reclamation and restoration of natural ecosystem A case study from opencast mines of North Eastern Coalfields of India. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 171-176.

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Report on Land Restoration / Reclamation of 50 Mines of

reclamation 2and balance 75.26 Km (21.12%) area is under active mining. Company wise details are given in Table-1& Fig-1. On comparing the status of land reclamation carried out in year 2014-15 with respect to years 2013-14 in the 50 Opencast projects of different coal companies, it is evident

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Particulate matter pollution in opencast coal mining areas

(2018). Particulate matter pollution in opencast coal mining areas a threat to human health and environment. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment

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Post Bauxite Mining Land Soil Characteristics and Its

The remediation of opencast bauxite mines in the natural forests of Indonesia is difficult. We have investigated and contrasted the chemical characteristics of soils from natural forests and mining sites and their effects on plant growth. The soil pH, total carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and available phosphorus (P) concentrations, cation exchange capacity, C/N ratio, and exchangeable K, Na, Mg, Ca

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What are the advantages of open-cast mining? Quora

Open-cast mining has several advantages compared to underground mining, these are- * Open-cast allows for high tonnages to be moved hence economies scale * Safe as workers are not working under disturbed roof * Open-cast trucks have higher payloa

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Brown coal opencast mining and landscaping in the

The brown coal deposits in the world form an important reserve of energy and raw material, which can also be widely used economically in the present state of opencast mining techniques. Rhenish brown

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