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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. vol.110 n.7 Johannesburg Jul. 2010




The socio-economic aspects of mine closure and sustainable development-guideline for the socio-economic aspects of closure: Report 2



J. Stacey; A. Naude; M. Hermanus; P. Frankel

Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI), Chamber of Mines Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand



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