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Mine drainage
Introduction of harmful substances into the environment from mines and tailings.
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Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely Copper Mine superfund site, Orange County, Vermont [New Window]
An environmental impact study is done for the abandoned Ely copper mine. The extent of contamination is studyed along with the type and chemical composition of the mine waste piles.
Chemical data for rock, sediment, biological, precipitate, and water samples from abandoned copper mines in Prince William Sound, Alaska [New Window]
In the early 20th century, approximately 6 million metric tons ofcopper ore were mined from numerous deposits located along theshorelines of fjords and islands in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Atthe Beatson, Ellamar, and Threeman mine sites (fig. 1), rock

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