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The human factor in mining reclamation

Circular 1191

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Abstract

Rapid urbanization of the landscape results in less space available for wildlife habitat, agriculture, and recreation. Mineral resources (especially nonmetallic construction materials) become unrecoverable due to inaccessibility caused by development. This report both describes mine sites with serious problems and draws attention to thoughtful reclamation projects for better future management. It presents information from selected sites in terms of their history, landform, design approach, and visual discernment. Examples from Colorado are included to introduce the broader issue of regions soundly developing mining sites, permitting the best utilization of natural resources, and respecting the landscape.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The human factor in mining reclamation
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1191
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 28 p. :ill. (some col.) ;28 cm.