People, participation and partnership

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Mots clés : Community relations;Public affairs;Sustained development;Environmental and Social Performance Indicators (ESPI)
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Sommaire: With the globalization of the mining industry, many companies are now seeking to invest in underground diamond mines, with the purchase of small diamond pipes being seen as particularly attractive. However, recent experiences in South Africa have shown that many projects fail due to a lack of awareness of the hazards associated with diamond mining. In this paper three significant hazards are dealt with Ñ mud rushes, block crushing, and implementation of an inappropriate mining method....
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): R.J. Butcher
Mots clés: Underground mining, Diamond mining, Diamondiferous pipes, Mining methods.
Numéro: 1037
Volume: 93
Année: 2000
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Sommaire: In the 1970s, environmental concerns and associated liabilities were a new and unknown aspect of corporate risk. Today, social concerns and the associated conflicts that they can generate constitute a rapidly expanding aspect of risk. Although not a new phenomena Ñ the Bougainville copper mine was forced into closure in 1988 Ñ social risk has emerged as considerably more important, and increasingly visible, in the last few years. Social risk is now an aspect of all mining activities which...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): S. Joyce, I. Thomson
Mots clés: Public affairs, Resource development, Sustainable development, Latin America, Social concerns.
Numéro: 1037
Volume: 93
Année: 2000
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Sommaire: Black Hawk Mining Inc. has completed a comprehensive program on the prediction and management of acid rock drainage (ARD) at their Keystone Gold Mine (Keystone) near Lynn Lake, Manitoba. The program, initiated in 1994, followed a phased approach utilizing initial acid-base accounting (ABA) results and subsequent laboratory kinetic testwork to define site-specific sulphide oxidation and neutralization consumption rates in waste rock. Net acid generating waste rock at Keystone was defined...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): D.H. Flather, B.C. K. Drover, J.W. Hendry
Mots clés: Acid rock drainage, Keystone Gold Mine, Acid-base accounting.
Numéro: 1037
Volume: 93
Année: 2000
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Sommaire: An in situ water sampling device has been developed to measure biologically-available or ÒlabileÓ metals in natural waters and effluents. The active mechanism involves the use of a polyacrylamide gel layer to quantitatively control metal transfer to a trace-metal-adsorbing, gel-imbedded resin. Because the resin only adsorbs free metal ions (the gel sampler methodology is a kinetic speciation technique), and because metal bioavailability is related to the free-ion activity, the device provides...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): J.J. McNee, J.D. Robertson
Mots clés: Trace metals, Water sampling devices, Mine effluents.
Numéro: 1037
Volume: 93
Année: 2000
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