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dc.contributor.advisorSharp, Jonathan O.
dc.contributor.authorBorrillo-Hutter, Travis
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-16T16:42:35Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:58:14Z
dc.date.available2016-11-16T04:18:44Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:58:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierT 8005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/170087
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2016 Spring.
dc.description.abstractMining operations and other extractive industries are a necessary component of the global economy, providing the materials necessary for the manufacture of numerous products. Although global mineral holdings have become increasingly concentrated among a few large mining corporations, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are ubiquitous in rural areas of developing countries. It is estimated that over 13 million individuals practice ASM worldwide corresponding to direct and indirect livelihood dependence for as many as 100 million people (ILO 2003). Small-scale miners regularly engage in environmentally damaging activities, are often subject to poor safety conditions, and may utilize inefficient mineral extraction technologies such as the excessive use of mercury. The contents of this document describe a field study conducted in May 2015 to explore the environmental impacts to surface waters from several ASM sites within the concession of a large-scale mining operation in the interior Amazon rainforest of Suriname. Further, transport pathways for dissolved phased metal(loids) and free mercury complexed with suspended particles in the water column will be discussed to address the environmental concern associated with ASM activity. Additionally, reclamation strategies will be discussed to reduce the environmental impacts identified in this study. Building upon the reclamation strategies, a brief discussion will be dedicated to community development in the form of a participatory community monitoring, whereby indigenous communities near this field study will be involved in the environmental monitoring process.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectASM
dc.subjectmercury
dc.subjectparticipatory community monitoring
dc.subjectreclamation
dc.subjectsuspended sediments
dc.titleEnvironmental characterization, reclamation, and community monitoring of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) impacts to surface waters in Suriname
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, Jessica, 1980-
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCray, John E.
dcterms.embargo.terms2016-11-16
dcterms.embargo.expires2016-11-16
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 11/16/2016


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