It usually involves the creation of a pit that extends below the groundwater table.
Heavy Metal Contamination & Leaching
Heavy metal leaching is particularly accelerated in the low pH conditions.
Acid Mine Drainage
AMD severely degrades water quality, and can kill aquatic life and make water virtually unusable.
the Processes of Mining
Open-pit mining involves the excavation of large quantities of waste rock in order to extract the desired mineral ore.
This list of definitions for terms related with the mining activities makes it easier for you to understand the content of this website.