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Direct revegetation of salt-affected gold ore refining residues- technology evaluation

Ho, G.E., Samaraweera, M.K.S.A. and Bell, R.W. (1999) Direct revegetation of salt-affected gold ore refining residues- technology evaluation. In: Wong, M.H., Wong, J.W.C. and Baker, A.J.M., (eds.) Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 123-135.

Abstract

Iron, bauxite, gold, nickel, diamond, and mineral sands mined and processed in Western Australia represent a significant proportion of the world's output and generate 70% of the export income of the satate (Department of Resurces Development, 1996). In 1994, Western Australia produced 193.6 tonnes of gold, which is 74% of Australian production and 8% of the world total. Much of the gold mined in Western Australia is in the arid hinterland of the state, near Boddington, in the eastern jarrah forest, 125 km southesat of Perth. Evaluation of the technology for direct revegetation of the ore refining residues from the Boddington gold mining operation is the subject of the present chapter.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13618
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