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Offsetting of CO2 emissions by air capture in mine tailings at the Mount Keith Nickel Mine, Western Australia: Rates, controls and prospects for carbon neutral mining

Wilson, Siobhan A; Harrison, Anna L; Dipple, Greg; Power, Ian M; Barker, Shaun L L; Mayer, K Ulrich; Fallon, Stewart; Raudsepp, Mati; Southam, Gordon

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The hydrated Mg-carbonate mineral, hydromagnesite [Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2O], precipitates within mine tailings at the Mount Keith Nickel Mine, Western Australia as a direct result of mining operations. We have used quantitative mineralogical data and δ13C,

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70366
Source: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.04.002

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