Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation

N.S. Bolan, M.B. Kirkham, Y.S. Ok

September 7, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 371 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498767613 - CAT# K29200


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  • Provides a fundamental understanding of mine site spoil properties
  • Discusses various approaches to remediation of mine site contaminants
  • Outlines the potential value of risk-based approaches to remediation
  • Includes case studies of revegetation of mine sites for various land use practices


The remediation of mine spoil is a global environmental issue affecting most nations. This book covers both the fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine site spoils. It follows three major themes including characterisation of mine site spoils; remediation of chemical, physical, and biological constraints of mine site spoils; and revegetation of remediated mine site spoils. Each theme contains chapters featuring case studies involving mine sites around the world. The book provides a complete narrative of how inert spoil could be converted to live soil.