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In situ mining research. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Denver, Colorado, August 5, 1981.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8852, 1981 Jan; :1-107
These proceedings consist of an overview of the in situ mining research currently being carried out by the Bureau of Mines. The following papers emphasize two general aspects of the in situ mining method: the environment and productivity. Both areas are extremely important, particularly because in situ leach mining is a relatively new mining method from a commercial point of view. Topics covered include the restoration of ground water, the selection of lixiviants, in situ mining of commodities other than uranium, in situ mining costs, the application of resistance measurements to in situ mining, an acid leach mining case history, and the use of branched boreholes for in situ mining. A bibliography of Bureau of Mines publications on in situ mining is appended.
Mining-industry; In-situ-mining; Mineral-processing; Environmental-protection
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8852
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