Geochemical Study of Waste Dike from Kherzet Youcef and Chaabet el Hamra Mines
Today, the mining industry raises very acute environmental problems. The major difficulty with the approach of the environmental problems in the mining industry is the extreme diversity of situations, which implies particularly varied solutions. This work contributes on one hand:
- A better understanding of the geochemical behavior of mineral processing tailings from Kherzet Youcef and Chaabet El Hamra mines. This requires a granulo-chemical and mineralogical characterization.
- In the other hand, to beneficiate these residues by flotation as to a get ride of the heavy metals wich are harmefull to the environment.
Index Terms - Environment, Geochemistry, Flotation, Leaching, Mine Tailings.