Analysis of gold mining waste accumulations as landscape systems

This work highlights the depletion of natural resources and accumulation of useful minerals in mining waste dumps and tailings ponds. One of the ways to solve this problem is mining waste processing. In Russia, this practice is poorly developed, and there are a few problems that prevent its full implementation in production. The critical point in this regard is an appropriate regulatory framework and provision of the governmental support to subsoil users. The backbone sectors in the economy of Russia are the gold mining and gold processing industries. In this study, gold-bearing mining waste is discussed in the context of the preliminary appraisal procedure under development. The environmental problems are considered as a set of contradictions between consumption and self-regeneration of natural resources. The generalized criteria for estimation and prediction of environmental indicators of manmade deposits are determined. For the environmental assessment and forecasting, it is proposed to use the generalized criteria and information technologies applied to landscape systems. To that end, it is possible to use the mathematical apparatus of the potential theory.

Keywords: man-made deposits, efficiency, generalized state indicators, information technologies, assessment and forecasting of the situation, landscape, environmental problems, gold, potential theory.
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Petukhova I. I., Balandin O. A. Analysis of gold mining waste accumulations as landscape systems. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(3-2):81-89. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_32_0_81.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2021
Page number: 81-89
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 504.1; 504.5405; 504.06
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_32_0_81
Article receipt date: 20.11.2020
Date of review receipt: 13.01.2021
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.02.2021
About authors:

Petukhova I. I.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Head of the Department of OPI and VS;
Balandin O. A.2, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), professor Department of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics;
1 Transbaikal State University, Chita, Russia;
2 Transbaikal Institute of Railway Transport — a branch of the Irkutsk State University of Railways, Chita, Russia.


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