|ST:INTRO TO MINE LAND RECLAMA - 16409 - ENVS 397 - 0|
This course is designed to be a lecture course with a field component. This course is designed to give students an overview of the magnitude of the abandoned mine problem in Colorado and the west and why mine reclamation is important. Students will learn what causes the environmental problems at mine sites, including complications with acid rock drainage, revegetation, and tailings. Students will learn the geological and geotechnical aspects of abandoned mine sites and about the ore deposits that create a mine site. Students will also learn about the legal and regulatory complications with abandoned and active mine sites and participate in an interactive role-play exercise to understand the competing interests of closing abandoned mine sites and remediation efforts.
The course will be taught by a Western professor in conjunction with guest speakers from the industry. Field days will be taught by a Western professor, and when applicable, an onsite tour guide from the industry.
Associated Term: Summer Term 2022
Registration Dates: Feb 28, 2022 to Jun 01, 2022
Attributes: Upper Division - 300-499
Western Colorado Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Classrm/ field wk 75% or more Instructional Method
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