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Watershed Contamination from Hard Rock Mining

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Diel Metal Cycling

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Mine Waste Characterization Project

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Arsenic Studies Group

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Bear-Yuba AML: Interagency project on mercury from gold mining areas

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Fry Canyon Reactive Chemical Wall demonstration project

dot Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative
dot Upper Arkansas River Basin Toxics Site
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 Photographs from various activities
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Buckeye Tailings Before
 
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 Features
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Journal Article: Evaluating Remedial Alternatives for an Acid Mine Drainage Stream--A Model Post Audit: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 1, pp 340-347.

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Special Publication: Elements Magazine on "Mine Wastes" December 2011, v. 7, issue 6:

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Journal Article: Hydrogeochemical processes governing the origin, transport and fate of major and trace elements from mine wastes and mineralized rock to surface waters: Applied Geochemistry (26) p. 1777-1791. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.06.002

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Journal Supplement: Electrical conductivity method for natural waters: Applied Geochemistry (26) p. S227-S229.

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Journal Articles: Abandoned mine drainage in the Swatara Creek Basin, Southern Anthracite Coalfield, Pennsylvania, USA

dot Short Course: October 29-30, 2010, "Environmental Geochemistry for Modern Mining" at the 2010 Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
dot Journal Article: A comparison of pre- and post-remediation water quality, Mineral Creek, Colorado: Hydrological Processes, Volume 23, p. 3319-3333
dot Journal Articles: Special Issue of Applied Geochemistry -- "Natural Low-pH Environments Unaffected by Human Activity," Edited by Robert G. Eppinger and Ron Fuge (February 2009, Volume Volume 24, Issue 2, Pages 189-358)
dot Journal Article: An empirical method for estimating instream pre-mining pH and dissolved Cu concentration in catchments with acidic drainage and ferricrete
dot Journal Article: Metals fate and transport modelling in streams and watersheds: state of the science and USEPA workshop review: Hydrological Processes
Volume 22, Issue 19, Date: 15 September 2008, Pages: 4011-4021
dot News release: Pennsylvania to Commit Federal Abandoned Mine Lands Funding to Mine Drainage Cleanup
dot Journal Articles: Special Issue of Applied Geochemistry -- "Sulfide Oxidation: Insights from Experimental, Theoretical, Stable Isotope, and Predictive Studies in the Field and Laboratory," Edited by Robert R. Seal and Wayne C. Shanks (February 2008, Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 101-342)
dot Journal Article: Quantification of Changes in Metal Loading from Storm Runoff, Merse River (Tuscany, Italy)
dot Bibliography:Mining-Related Stream Transport Simulation Reader - Applications of OTEQ, OTIS, and Transient Storage for Metals, Cations, and Acidic Streams
dot Report: Integrated Investigations of Environmental Effects of Historical Mining in the Animas River Watershed, San Juan County, Colorado
 
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 Meetings
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dot Meeting Announcement: 2013 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR), June 1-7, 2013, Hilton Garden Inn, Laramie, Wyoming
dot Meeting Announcement: IMWA 2013 "Reliable Mine Water Technology"August 5-8 2013, at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
dot Meeting Announcement: 2013 National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs ConferenceSeptember 22-25, 2013, at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia.
dot Proceedings: 9th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), May 20 - 26, 2012, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
dot Proceedings: 34th West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium, March 26-27, 2013, Morgantown, West Virginia 
dot Proceedings: International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Annual Conference, September 30-October 4, 2012, Bunbury, Western Australia
dot Call for Abstracts: IMWA 2013 "Reliable Mine Water Technology", August 5-8 2013, Golden, Colorado
dot Proceedings: 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR), June 11-16, 2011, Bismarck,  ND.
dot Proceedings: 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR), June 4-10, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA.
dot Meeting Proceedings and Presentations: 32nd Annual Symposium of the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force, March 29-30, 2011.
dot Meeting Proceedings: Proceedings of the September 2010 Annual Meeting of the International Mine Water Association are now available (http://www.imwa.info/IMWA/index.php)
dot Workshop: The 17th British Columbia Metal Leaching, Acid Drainage Workshop will be held December 1-2,2010 in Vancouver BC, Canada
dot Acid Drainage Events: Announcements posted by the International Network for Acid Prevention
dot Meeting Proceedings: Proceedings available for 8th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD) held June 23-26 2009, Skelleftea, Sweden.
 
 
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