Ch. 1. Mineral Extraction -- Ch. 2. Ecosystems -- Ch. 3. Environmental Impact -- Ch. 4. Prevention, Reclamation and Rehabilitation -- Ch. 5. Sulphide Ores -- Ch. 6. Gold and Silver -- Ch. 7. Uranium -- Ch. 8. Iron Ore -- Ch. 9. Carbon Products: Coal, Peat, Graphite, and Diamond -- Ch. 10. Potash and Other Salts -- Ch. 11. Industrial Minerals. An important new contribution to the environmental literature that presents practical and comprehensive solutions to mining activities. Four key reasons to put this book to work for you: timely content that has been peer reviewed by experts in mining, government, engineering, biology, geology, zoology, and education; practical format that addresses the major issues surrounding the process of extraction and processing of non-petroleum minerals, while outlining implications to the ecosystems; provides details for tailoring a mining operation's environmental management program to local needs and requirements; and packed with case histories, there is extensive coverage of current methods used on new and existing sites to perform damage prevention and restoration.