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Title: The flooded tailings impoundment at the Equity Silver mine
Author: Price, W.A.; Aziz, M.
Subject Keywords Underwater disposal;Cyanide;Drainage chemistry;Mine closure
Issue Date: 2012
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-10-18
Series/Report no. British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 2012
Abstract: The Equity Silver Mine operated between 1980 and 1994, producing silver, gold, and copper from three open pits and a small underground operation. Mine components include a flooded tailings impoundment constructed from till, and waste and quarried rock. This paper describes the initial design and subsequent performance of the flooded tailings impoundment. Materials disposed in the tailings impoundment include tailings, lime treatment sludge, cyanide and acidic drainage.
Affiliation: Applied Science, Faculty ofNon UBC
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43468
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Other

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