Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 181–190 | Cite as

Geoecological Challenges of Mined-Put Open Pit Area Use in the Ural

  • L. S. Rybnikova
  • P. A. Rybnikov
  • I. V. Tarasova
Mining Ecology


Mining and processing industry forms mining landscape. Reclamation of mined-out areas is an efficient way of the environment protection in mining regions. It is rational to make mining-disturbed lands suitable for further use by taking mineral mining and processing waste. Justification of technology of placing waste in the mined-out void of Vostochny open pit of Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant at Magnitnaya Mountain (Chelyabinsk Region) is based on the analysis of hydrodynamic and hydrochemical history of the project, laboratory studies into interaction of backfills with quarry water and prediction modeling of change of conditions in the course of backfilling the open pit by means of modeling hydrogeomigration.


Waste mined-out area architectural–landscape objects ground water surface water water discharge pollution chemical compositions geomigration modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. S. Rybnikova
    • 1
  • P. A. Rybnikov
    • 1
  • I. V. Tarasova
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mining, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Ural State University of Architecture and ArtsEkaterinburgRussia

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