USE OF STABILISERS AND MULCHES IN THE REVEGETATION OF METALLIFEROUS MINE WASTES.

D. R. Morrey, J. A. Cooke, A. J M Baker

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Abstract

Contemporary fluorspar mining operations accommodate metalliferous residues within the confines of tailings dams. However, dewatering of the system provides a highly mobile surface susceptible to wind and water erosion. Revegetation is the most permanent method of controlling erosion and also facilitates the integration of the system into the surrounding landscape. This paper assesses some of the commercially-available stabilisers for direct hydraulic seeding onto tailings surfaces and slopes. Stabiliser-mulch combinations were tested under glasshouse, controlled-environment and field conditions on the growth of a grass/forb mixture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherCEP Consultants Ltd
Pages996-1000
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)090594108X
Publication statusPublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Morrey, D. R., Cooke, J. A., & Baker, A. J. M. (1983). USE OF STABILISERS AND MULCHES IN THE REVEGETATION OF METALLIFEROUS MINE WASTES. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 996-1000). CEP Consultants Ltd.