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Main Title Quantities of cyanide-bearing and acid-generating wastes generated by the mining and beneficiating industries, and the potentials for contaminant release : final report /
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher Versar, Inc.,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/SW/530-86/025; PB86-219391; EPA-68-01-7090; EPA-68-01-7053
Stock Number PB86-219391
OCLC Number 30330213
Subjects Cyanide wastes. ; Cyanides. ; Mineral industries--United States. ; Mineral industries--Environmental aspects. ; Mines and mineral resources--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Mining ; Beneficiation ; Acidity ; Water pollution ; Ecology ; Gold ; Silver ; Cyanides ; Sulfuric acid ; Leaching ; Copper ; Tailings ; Extraction ; Concentration(Composition) ; Environmental impacts ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Exposure ; Mine acid drainage
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TP248.C9 Q9 1986 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 530-SW-86-025 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/12/2017
NTIS  PB86-219391 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 113 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
The report identifies the cyanide and acid wastes associated with the extraction or concentration of metals from ores. The cyanide-bearing wastes covered are related to keep and vat leaching operations in the gold and silver industries. The wastes generating sulfuric acid are found in several metal mining sectors. However, the report focuses on the operations using surfuric acid (largely generated from iron sulfides) to leach copper from dumps and estimates the acid generation potential for will tailings accumulated in impoundments.
EPA contracts nos. 68-01-7090 and 68-01-7053. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.