Revegetation of Coarse Taconite Tailing Using Organic Amendments.
Paper in Proceeds 65th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Sec of the Soc of Mng Eng PP 67-82 :67-82
Surface mine waste stabilization has long been a concern of the Bureau of Mines, and particularly since the Bureau's Division of Environmental Technology was created with a mission to develop the technology necessary to reclaim surface wastes associated with major mining ore producers. Since Minnesota is the major domestic supplier of iron ore, and therefore a major waste producer in the minerals industry, it was natural for the Bureau to initiate a waste stabilization-reclamation program on the Mesabi Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota. Developing a permanent vegetative ground cover stabilization technique for coarse taconite tailings is the subject of this paper.
Paper in Proceeds 65th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Sec. of the Soc. of Mng. Eng., PP. 67-82