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Empirical Ground Support Recommendations and Weak Rock Mass Classification for Underground Gold Mines in Nevada, USA
Ground conditions at underground gold mines in Nevada range from good to extremely poor and implementing the most appropriate ground support can be challenging. Existing empirical ground support design methods were developed ...
Environmental evolution and risk assessment of Perry Canyon AML in Washoe County, Nevada
The Perry Canyon abandoned mine land hosts acid mine drainage (AMD) that is forming in underground abandoned mine workings. This AMD may be causing high concentrations of As and Pb in the surface water, soils, and groundwater ...
Disturbance by Large Scale Gold Mining: Effects on Long Distance Migration in the Ruby Mountains of Eastern Nevada
Loss of migratory corridors has been identified as an important ecological issue among species that exhibit long-distance migration worldwide. Increased mineral exploration and development has raised the level of concern ...
Mining the Past: Using Arrastras as Evidence of Mexican Mining Activity in Early Nevada
Why are Mexican miners absent from Nevada’s historical record? Legends of lost Spanish mines abound, and Hispanic place names dapple the state, but the stories of Hispanic miners themselves are missing from Nevada histories. ...
Characterization of mercury concentration, form, and air-surface exchange associated with the area surrounding and within two Nevada gold mines
This project focused on developing a dataset that would allow for prediction of mercury (Hg) release to the air from an area prior to mining, and the potential for mining releases to impact Hg concentrations and cycling ...