Upon completion of this course, the student will:
can describe and assess environmental problems associated with metal mining
are familiar with the chemical and mineralogical phenomena related to acid mine drainage
know how to test the acid-producing or acid-neutralizing capacity of rock types.
Oxidation of sulphidic ores, formation of secondary minerals, water chemistry in mining environment, acid neutralisation capacity of rocks waste and its determination, factors involved in acid mining drainage (AMD) and its mitigation.
|Recommended or required reading
Articles (informed separately) from the following books: Jambor, J. L., Blowes, D. W., Ritchie, A. I. M. (Eds.) (2003) Environmental Aspects of Mine Wastes, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Short Course Series, Vol. 31, 430 s., Plumlee, G.S., Logsdon, M.J. (Eds.) (1999) The Environmental Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits. Reviews in Economic Geology, Vol. 6A., Blowes et al. (2014) The Geochemistry of Acid Mine Drainage, Treatise in Geochemistry, Vol. 9. The availability of the textbooks can be checked via this link.