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Royalties and Technical Papers

Royalties

YCS does an occassional op-ed piece in the Yukon News. These pieces have focussed on royalties. Here are some recent ones:

Further to the newspaper articles, there are a couple of papers and submissions to government that migth be of interest to those concerned with the Yukon mining royalty regime:

 

Technical Papers

U.S. COPPER PORPHYRY MINES: The track record of water quality impacts resulting from pipeline spills, tailings failures and water collection and treatment failures.
EARTHWORKS, July 2012 (Revised 11/2012). Posted with permision of Patagonia Area Resource Alliance.

Acid Mine Drainage: David Coil, PhD1, Erin McKittrick, M.S.2, Andrew Mattox3, Niki Hoagland4, Bretwood "Hig" Higman, PhD5, Kendra Zamzow6, contact@groundtruthtrekking.org, Last Modified: 18th January 2013. Posted with permission of Patagonia Area Resource Alliance.

Documents

Acid Mine Drainage

Acid mine drainage (AMD) refers to the outflow of acidic water from a mining site. In most cases, this acid comes primarily from oxidation of iron sulfide (FeS2, also known as pyrite or "fool's gold"), which is often found in conjunction with valuable metals. Acid mine drainage is a major problem with many hardrock mines, including almost all mines where the metal ore is bound up with sulfur (metal sulfide mines).

U.S. COPPER PORPHYRY MINES

The track record of water quality impacts resulting from pipeline spills, tailings failures and water collection and treatment failures.

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