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Development of Mineral Environmental Assessment Methodologies
Task 1 - Development of Geoenvironmental Model Assessment Tools

Characterization of Mine Wastes and Minerals

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Subtask Contact: Philip Hageman

Subtask Objectives

Subtask Statement of Work

Subtask Objectives

The environmental behavior of modern-style mine wastes vary on the basis of deposit type and the identity of primary and secondary minerals present. For the most part, environmental data are lacking, and the ability to predict the behavior of complex mine wastes will depend upon knowledge of teh behavior of constituent phases.

The objective of this subtask is to develop a data base of environmnetal characteristics of modern-style mine wastes according to deposit type, including the characteristics of constiuent phases.

Statement of Work

Work will continue investigating the characteristics and behavior of modern-style mine wastes and their constiuents.

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