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Main Title Geochemical modeling of mine pit water : an overview and application of computer codes [microfiche] /
Author Bird, David A.
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Reno.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/530/R-95/012
Stock Number PB95-191250
OCLC Number 49223530
Subjects Mine water--Computer simulation. ; Geochemistry--Computer programs.
Additional Subjects Mine waters ; Geochemistry ; Computerized simulation ; Pits(Excavations) ; Mines(Excavations) ; Water quality ; Nevada ; Carbonate minerals
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NTIS  PB95-191250 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 192 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm + 2 computer discs (3 1/2 in.)
This study evaluates the suitability of the hydrogeochemical computer modeling codes balance, MINTEQA2, PHREEQE, WATEQF, and WATEQ4 to the task of modeling post-mining pit water geochemistry. The advantages and disadvantages of these codes are discussed and considered in regard to their utility for pit water modeling. The report provides detailed descriptions of the operation of each software code. Chapter 2 contains a detailed discussion of introductory aqueous geochemistry and how the concepts are integrated into chemical models. Data from the cortez mine, a carbonate-hosted, open pit, precious metal mine in Nevada, are used in an inverse model to determine geochemical mass transfer that has occurred between the mine wallrock and the pit lake. These results guide the development of a forward reaction path model that may be used for future mine sites.
"Funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency"--Page ii. "December 1993." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 176-187). "EPA 530/R-95/012." Microfiche.