Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country's GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental ...

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MINE CLOSURE AND COMPLETION

Within this handbook, the terms, 'mine closure' and 'mine completion' are used. Mine closure is a process. It refers to the period of time when the operational stage of a mine is ending or has ended, and the final decommissioning and mine rehabilitation is being undertaken. Closure may be only temporary in some cases, or may lead

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Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation - 1st Edition

Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial ...

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Reclamation of Degraded Landscapes due to Opencast Mining ...

Jul 24, 2012· Therefore, it is not only crucial to have a detailed understanding of the pre-mining environment, but also important to apprehend the utilized mining method in order to plan a meaningful surface rehabilitation, wherever possible (Chamber of Mines of South Africa 2008). The process of removing, storing and subsequently replacing the soil during ...

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE FRAME ViORK FOR MINE …

Formal mining in South Africa is more than 100 years old. Legislation at that time primarily focused on "surface rehabilitation" and the primary emphasis of mining was focused on its economic gains. With regard to environmental management and rehabilitation, mining companies therefore complied

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Ritluka

RITLUKA (Pty) Ltd is an independent company that offers a variety of mining, construction, and trading services in South Africa and neighbouring countries.

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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental Rights

Mining is an important industry in South Africa, but it is also an industry with a damaging impact. Mining often pollutes the water, air and soil, and can disrupt farming activities and community life. Communities throughout South Africa struggle to defend their rights to their land, to …

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What are environmental regulations on mining activities ...

Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 48-49. Published by the American Geosciences Institute Environmental Awareness Series. Click here to download the full handbook. An extensive regulatory system has been developed to govern current mining operations in the United States, as well as to guide the cleanup of

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New Mandatory Code of Practice Guidelines - Mine Health ...

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ("DMRE") recently gazetted three Mandatory Code of Practice Guidelines in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, No. 29 of 1996 ("MHSA").. The Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Management of Working in Confined Spaces (GNR 29 of 2020), the Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice ...

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The use of various soil ameliorants and indigenous grasses ...

Thesis (M.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2004. The use of various soil ameliorants and indigenous grasses, in the rehabilitation of soil from open cast coal mines in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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Welcome to LaRSSA | LARSSA

As a group of young, qualified, experienced and enthusiastic land rehabilitation specialists, LaRSSA identified an opportunity to improve, facilitate, support, grow, consolidate, accelerate, evaluate, and communicate land rehabilitation stories. The Land Rehabilitation Society has become the way to channel this energy.

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Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa

Mar 19, 2018· Types of mine wastelands. There are two types of mining, underground and surface mining (Northey et al. 2013), and the process starts by stripping and/or destroying the vegetation and removing the topsoil and overburden to varying extents (Cooke and Johnson 2002; Gathuru 2011; Mensah 2015).Depending on the quality of the ore, the processing method is either through …

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Home - Roadspan

Since its inception in early 2008, Roadspan has quickly become one of the leading roads surfacing and rehabilitation contractors and asphalt suppliers of South Africa. The company boasts a comprehensive technical team and prides itself on its strong client relations and technical solutions. Heading up the Roadspan Group is MD Leutloileng Qhobela.

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Silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers ...

Silicosis rates in gold miners in South Africa are amongst the highest in the world: in 2007, 22 and 32% of black and white miners, respectively, were diagnosed with silicosis at autopsy . The case series presented here is the first comprehensive report on silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers.

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Surface Mining | Sustainable Development & Environmental ...

Surface Mining. Author: Alan Cluett ~ Environmental Consultant, Holcim South Africa ( Article Type: Explanation) Mining, by its very nature, is not sustainable into the future. Through the process of mining, finite natural resources, in the form of minerals, are extracted from the Earth's crust, beneficiated and consumed by our society.

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Surface-strip coal mine land rehabilitation planning in ...

The maturity model, was applied to mine rehabilitation guidelines and mine approval consultant rehabilitation reports in South Africa and Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. We found that these documents were vulnerable to adequate, but not yet resilient, i.e. rehabilitation information was gathered, but seldom analysed, with limited ...

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South Africa's Biggest Open Pit Mines | KH Plant

Palabora Mine is an 800-metre deep mine in Phalaborwa, in the Limpopo Province. The mine has been in operation since 1956, and is the only producer of refined copper in South Africa today. In total, Palabora Mine produces about 60 000 tonnes of refined copper per year - enough to supply most of South Africa's copper needs. Venetia Diamond Mine

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Full Disclosure: the truth about mining rehabilitation in ...

Jun 14, 2018· View the report online at https://fulldisclosure.cer.org.za

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Finsch Diamond Mine, North Cape Province, South Africa

The Finsch diamond mine is located near Lime Acres, 165km west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Discovered in 1961 during exploration for asbestos, the deposit was first developed as an open pit. Since 1991, production has come from the underground mine …

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Apply for a mining right | South African Government

About applying for a mining right. You need permission from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to mine minerals within a certain area. This is granted by way of a mining right. A mining right may not exceed a period of 30 years. A mining right is granted if: the mineral can be mined optimally

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Shotcrete Specialists | Sprayed Concrete Services | Shotcrete

Shotcrete Africa SCP is a level 3 BBBEE QSE that offers civil concrete structural construction services that make use of the wet-shotcrete method of placing structural concrete.. These. serve a wide range of specialised applications, and we take a number of approaches to the process of each job, to ensure that we find the one that best suits your specific site conditions.

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ABOUT UMS GROUP

UMS Group (United Mining Services), has its origins in the South African mining sector but serves global mining and minerals processing clientele with turnkey solutions that stretch across the entire mining and associated infrastructure value chain from concept studies through to mine and process plant design, construction, commissioning, ramp-up and operation.

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Agriplas - Perfect Water Management Solution

Our products are also supplied to the Mining industry, for the purposes of heap leaching, dust suppression, and mine rehabilitation. We have been in business for more than 40 years and aim to provide the best quality product range, combined with excellent service delivery, at all times.

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