This volume contains papers presented at the Mineralogical Association of Canada's 31st short course entitled “Environmental Aspects of Mine Wastes”. This short course is a successor to the 22nd Mineralogical Association of Canada short course on this subject in 1994.

Despite almost a decade of research programmes (and considerable research funds globally), and several significant international conferences (as this book testifies), the same issues associated with environmental impact still plague the mining industry today. To say that no progress is made is untrue: considerable advances have been made in the understanding of acid mine drainage generation, its prediction,...

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