Prediction of acid mine drainage generation potential in selected mines in the Ashanti Metallogenic Belt using static geochemical methods

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dc.contributor.author Akabzaa, T.M.
dc.contributor.author Armah, T.E.K.
dc.contributor.author Baneong-Yakubo, B.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-04T10:48:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-04T10:48:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.citation Akabzaa, T.M., Armah, T.E.K. & Baneong-Yakubo, B.K. Environ Geol (2007) 52: 957. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00254-006-0537-1 en_US
dc.identifier.other Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 957–964
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1007/s00254-006-0537-1
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/29035
dc.description.abstract Acid mine/rock drainage (AMD/ARD) is the biggest environmental threat facing the mining industry. This study investigates AMD/ARD possibilities in three mines in the Ashanti Belt, using acid base accounting (ABA) and net acid generation pH (NAGpH) tests. Twenty-eight samples of rock units and mine spoil from these mines were collected for ABA and NAGpH tests. Two tailing dumps at Prestea and Nsuta were confirmed by both methods as acid generating with NAGpH of 4.5 and 4.6 and neutralization potential ratio values of 4.38 and 4.60, respectively. Six other samples are classified as potentially acid generating using a variety of established classification criteria. The rest of the samples either exhibited very low sulphur and carbonate content or had excess carbonate over sulphur. Consistency between results from ABA and NAGpH tests validates these tests as adequate tools for preliminary evaluation of AMD/ARD possibilities in any mining project in the Ashanti Belt. © 2006 Springer-Verlag. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Environmental Geology en_US
dc.subject Acid mine drainage en_US
dc.subject Ashanti Belt en_US
dc.subject Prediction en_US
dc.title Prediction of acid mine drainage generation potential in selected mines in the Ashanti Metallogenic Belt using static geochemical methods en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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