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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.121

INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY ON THE PRECIOUS AREA OF NATURAL SUCCESSION OF A CLOSED FLOTATION TAILINGS DISPOSAL FACILITY

I. Kotarska, B. Mizera
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-08-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 51, 929-938 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.121

ABSTRACT

In this paper was described a method of conducting the extraction of mineral waste from a closed mineral waste disposal facility which, for decades, has been the area of natural succession compliant with the principles of sustainable development. The facility was opearted in the period from 1968 up to 1980. During that period circa 10 mlilion tons of tailings from flotation of sandstone and carbonate copper ore were deposited. The tailings consist of of silicon dioxide, carbonate, silicates, and also aluminosilicates. The qualities of the tailings make them usable and useful as material for road construction. But, the abandoned facility has become the place of living of protected amphibians, reptiles and birs. So, for that reason, designing the extraction of the deposited mineral material from the disposal facility required a particular planning in terms of conserving the natural values of the facility, and the welfare of the protected species of animals. The presented solutions make it possible to acquire a material which could be a substitute for natural raw minerals, with simultaneous protection of the natural values of the post-industrial areas.

Keywords: mining waste facility, copper ore processing waste, waste recovery, preservation of legally protected animal species