Use of a finite difference computer model to estimate dewatering needs and effects of a proposed underground, uranium mine, Gas Hills, Wyoming

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Title:
Use of a finite difference computer model to estimate dewatering needs and effects of a proposed underground, uranium mine, Gas Hills, Wyoming
Author:
Craig, Richard Michael,1949-
Issue Date:
1978
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The increased demand for energy related minerals has caused renewed interest in mining. Many of the ore deposits are below or within aquifers. To retrieve this ore, the water must be removed from the mine. Ascertaining the need for dewatering/depressuring requires the use of elementary and complex procedures. Digital computer models have been used to simulate aquifer systems and can be used to test dewatering/ depressuring schemes if certain precautions are taken. A digital model using a program developed by T. A. Prickett and C. G. Lonnquist has been developed in the Gas Hills, Wyoming Uranium Mining District to test a proposed dewatering/depressuring scheme for an underground uranium mine. Results of this test indicate that digital models can be used to predict dewatering/depressuring scheme effects, but continued monitoring of the piezometric surface in the area of the mine once dewatering/depressuring commences is needed in order to validate the predictions of the model.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Uranium mines and mining -- Mathematical models.; Mining engineering -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Harshbarger, John W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleUse of a finite difference computer model to estimate dewatering needs and effects of a proposed underground, uranium mine, Gas Hills, Wyomingen_US
dc.creatorCraig, Richard Michael,1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Richard Michael,1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1978en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe increased demand for energy related minerals has caused renewed interest in mining. Many of the ore deposits are below or within aquifers. To retrieve this ore, the water must be removed from the mine. Ascertaining the need for dewatering/depressuring requires the use of elementary and complex procedures. Digital computer models have been used to simulate aquifer systems and can be used to test dewatering/ depressuring schemes if certain precautions are taken. A digital model using a program developed by T. A. Prickett and C. G. Lonnquist has been developed in the Gas Hills, Wyoming Uranium Mining District to test a proposed dewatering/depressuring scheme for an underground uranium mine. Results of this test indicate that digital models can be used to predict dewatering/depressuring scheme effects, but continued monitoring of the piezometric surface in the area of the mine once dewatering/depressuring commences is needed in order to validate the predictions of the model.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUranium mines and mining -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMining engineering -- Mathematical models.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairHarshbarger, John W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, I. Grahamen_US
dc.identifier.oclc212758232en_US
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