7th Annual Meeting of the ASSMR, April 23-26, 1990, Charleston, West Virginia

Table of Contents

Acid Mine Drainage

Chemical Stability of Manganese and Iron in Mine Drainage Treatment Sludge: Effects of Neutralization Chemical, Iron Concentration, and Sludge Age
G. Watzlaf, L. Casson
p 3-10

Engineering Evaluation of Waste Phosphatic Clay for Producing Low Permeability Barriers
J. Bowders, E. Chiado
p 11-18

A Comparative Study of Tailings Analysis Using Acid/Base Accounting, Cells, Columns and Soxhlets
W. Bradham, F. Caruccio
p 19-26

Long-Term Leaching of Mine Spoil with Simulated Precipitation
H. Halverson, C. Gentry
p 27-32

Successful Reclamation Using Controlled Release Bactericides: Two Case Studies
A. Sobek, D. Benedetti, V. Rastogi
p 33-42

The Use of Phosphate Refuse as a Potential AMD Ameliorant
W. Hart, A. Stiller. T. Rymer, J. Renton
p 43-50

Advances in the Prediction and Control of Acid Mine Drainage
P. Ziemkiewicz
p 51-54

Neutralization and Stabilization of Combined Refuse Using Lime Kiln Dust at High Power Mountain
D. Rich, K. Hutchison
p 55-60

Some Aspects of SSPE/PSM Modeling for Quantitative Assessment of Disturbed Hydrological Systems
T. Rymer, A. Stiller, W. Hart, J. Renton
p 61-68

Coal Refuse Reclamation: Effects of Topsoil Thickness on the Growth and Maintenance of Vegetation
R. Kolbash, J. Freeman, T. Romanoski, J. Sturm
p 69-70

Mine Drainage Bioremediation - The Evolution of Technology from Microbes to Bio-Carb
J. Davison
p 71-76

Evaluating Reclamation Success: Ecological Considerations

Minesoil Morphology and Genesis
J. Sencindiver, D. Dollhopf, L. Daniels
p 79-80

Nutrient Cycling: The Key to Reclamation Success?
J. Palmer
p 81-82

Soil Microbial Processes and Dynamics: Their Importance to Effective Reclamation
J. Zak, S. Visser
p 83-84

The Use of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Reclaiming a Landscape: Importance and Predictability
M. Allen, C. Friese
p 85-86

Faunal Community Development on Disturbed Lands: An Indicator of Reclamation Success
R. Parmenter, J. MacMahon
p 87-88

Seed and Seedbed Ecology
J. Young
p 89-90

Evaluating Community Level Processes to Determine Reclamation Success
E. Allen
p 91-92

Successional Processes: Importance for Obtaining and Evaluating Reclamation Success
J. MacMahon, J. Chambers, G. Wade
p 93-94

Landscape Ecology and Reclamation Success
P. Tueller
p 95-96

Cumulative Effects of Mining on Hydrology, Water Quality, and Vegetation
H. Halverson, R. Sidle
p 97-98

Ecological Importance of Post-reclamation Land Uses on Evaluating Reclamation Success
R. Ries, R. Hedin
p 99-100

Minesoil Productivity and Postmining Land Uses

Guide for Selecting an Appropriate Method to Analyze the Stability of Slopes on Reclaimed Surface Mines
J. Bowders, S. Lee
p 103-110

Application of the Principles of Microbial Ecology to the Assessment of Surface Mine Reclamation
J. Harris, P. Birch
p 111-120

Forage Production on a Minesoil in Southern West Virginia
B. Wolf, L. Emerson, J. Sencindiver
p 121-126

Organic Matter Dynamics on Reclaimed Coal Mines in the Canadian Rockies
P. Ziemkiewicz, S. Takyi
p 127-134

Evaluation of Minesoil Quality and Capability in Alberta, Canada
T. Macyk
p 135-142

Managing Restored Prime Farmland for Corn Production
R. Barnhisel, R. Gray
p 143-150

Reclamation for Improved Land Use in Appalachia

Variances from "Approximate Original Contour" Requirements in Central Appalachia: History and Prospects
C. Zipper
p 153-158

Mined Land Reclamation for Wood Production in the Appalachian Region
J. Burger, J. Torbert
p 159-164

The Feasibility of Large-Scale Sewage Sludge/Compost Utilization on Central Appalachian Surface Mined Lands
W. Daniels, K. Haering
p 165-170

Occurrence of Ground Water in Mine Spoil, a Renewable Resource: Star Fire Tract, Eastern Kentucky
J. Dinger, D. Wunsch, J. Kemp
p 171-180

Innovative Design for Improved Mining Economics and Land Use
T. Keeney, G. Hall
p 181-184

The Land Use Planning Process as Applied to a Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine Site in Eastern Kentucky
T. Nieman, D. Meshako
p 185-190

Reclamation Policy and Regulatory Issues

Evaluation of Methods to Determine Plant Productivity for Bond Release
J. Skousen
p 193-203

Mineral Resources Policies and the Construction Aggregate Industry
A. Bauer
p 204

Reclamation Practice, Perceptions and Policy: The Australian Experience
D. Whitrow
p 205-206

Mining, Reclamation and the Media

Panelist: A. Sanda (Coal Magazine)
A. Sanda
p 210

Panelist: P. Nyden (Charleston Gazette)
P. Nyden
p 209

Panelist: N. Kilpatrick (Surface Mining Research Library)
N. Kilpatrick
p 209

Panelist: E. Smith (Mine Regulation Reporter)
E. Smith
p 210

Overburden Analysis

Evaluation of Acid Base Accounting Data Using Computer Spreadsheets
M. Smith, K. Brady
p 213-220

Effectiveness of the Addition of Alkaline Materials at Surface Coal Mines in Preventing and Abating Acid Mine Drainage: Part 1. Geochemical Considerations
C. Cravotta III, K. Brady, M. Smith, R. Beam
p 221-226

Effectiveness of the Addition of Alkaline Materials at Surface Coal Mines in Preventing and Abating Acid Mine Drainage: Part 2. Mine Site Case Studies
K. Brady, M. Smith, R. Beam, C. Cravotta III
p 227-242

The Use of CO2 Coulometry in Differentiating and Quantifying the Carbonate Phases in the Coal-Bearing Strata of Western Pennsylvania: Its Applicability in Interpreting and Modifying Neutralization Potential (NP) Measurements
J. Morrison, S. Atkinson, A Davis, and B. Scheetz
p 243-248

Delineation of Potential Manganese Sources in the Coal Overburdens of Western Pennsylvania
J. Morrison, S. Atkinson, B. Scheetz
p 249-256

The Effect of Oxygen on Pyrite Oxidation
R. Hammack, G. Watzlaf
p 257-264

An Application of Acid-Base Accounting for Highway Construction in East Tennessee
J. Ammons, C. Coburn Jr., and P. Shelton
p 265-270

Forestery

Guidelines for Establishing Productive Forest Land on Reclaimed Surface Mines in the Central Appalachians
J. Torbert, J. Burger
p 273-278

Influence of Reforestation Reclamation Treatment on Nitrogen Dynamics in Minesoils
S. Schoenholtz, J. Burger, R. Kreh
p 279-286

Factors Limiting Tree Growth in Southern Illinois Under SMCRA
W. Ashby
p 287-294

Successful Oak Establishment on a Reclaimed Surface Mine
W. Davidson, A. Freeland, B. Elison
p 295-298

Results of White Pine Establishment Study in Southern West Virginia After Four Years
T. Probert, R. Gallimore, J. Torbert, J. Burger
p 299-306

Using Land Reclamation Practices to Improve Tree Condition in the Sudbury Smelting Area, Ontario, Canada
P. Beckett, J. Negusanti
p 307-320

Restoration of Forested Wetlands

Development of Summary of MiST: A Classification System for Pre-Project Mitigation Sites and Criteria for Determining Successful Replacement of Forested Wetlands
T. White, R. Lea, R. Haynes, W. Nutter, J. Nawrot, M. Brinson, A. Clewell
p 323-336

Forested Wetland Reclamation Success Criteria Development in North Florida
J. Wester
p 339-346

Observations on the Geologic History of a Wetland Have the Potential of Assisting Efforts to Construct Wetlands on Mine Lands
R. Behling
p 347-348

Impacts of Volunteer Cattail Wetlands on Drainage Quality from Reclaimed Mine Land in Northern West Virginia
E. Jamison, H. Rauch
p 349-350

Simulated Typha Wetlands Applied to Removal of Iron and Manganese from Acid Mine Drainage
J. Calabrese, D. Bhumbia, A. Sexstone, G. Bissonnette, J. Sencindiver
p 351-352

Mine Drainage Treatment through Enhanced Biological Sulfate Reduction within Wetlands
J. Nawrot
p 353-364

Diversity Patterns of Invertebrate Fauna in Cattail Wetlands Receiving Acid Mine Drainage
M. Lacki, J. Hummer, H. Webster
p 365-372

Wildlife Use of Mitigated Wetlands on Surface Mined Lands in Western Pennsylvania
F. Brenner, D. Hofius
p 373-382

Wetlands - U.S. Bureau of Mines

Sizing and Performance of Constructed Wetlands: Case Studies
R. Hedlin, R. Nairn
p 385-392

Iron Loading, Efficiency, and Sizing in a Constructed Wetland Receiving Mine Drainage
L. Stark, E. Stevens, H. Webster, W. Wenerick
p 393-402

Wetland Sizing - Design and Treatment Effectiveness
D. Kepler
p 403-408

The Use of Bacterial Sulfate Reduction in the Treatment of Drainage from Coal Mines
P. McIntire, H. Edenborn
p 409-416

Metal Removal Efficiencies from Acid Mine Drainage in the Big Five Constructed Wetland
T. Wildeman, S. Machemer, R. Klusman, R. Cohen, P. Lemke
p 417-424

Tests of Organic Matter Additions for the Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage Influenced Lakes
R. Brugam, J. Gastineau, E. Ratcliffe
p 425-434

Revegetation - General

Reclamation of Soil Sterilant Contaminated Soils
S. Landsburg, A. Fedkenheuer
p 437-444

Comparison of Different Mulches, Lime and Fertilizer Applications on the Establishment and Growth of Vegetation on Surface Coal Mining Land
F. Brenner
p 445-450

Establishment of Native Plant Species from Forest Topsoil Seedbanks on a Borrow Area in Kentucky
G. Wade, R. Thompson
p 451-460

Recolonization of Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae on a Reclaimed Strip Mine in North Dakota
J. Cockrell
p 461-462

Importance of Indigenous VAM Fungi for the Reclamation of Coal Refuse Piles
D. Dove, W. Daniels, D. Parrish
p 463-468

Retardation of Pyrite Oxidation by Massive Fly Ash Application to Mine Spoils
D. Bhumbla, R. Singh, R. Keefer
p 469

Abandoned Mine Land - General

Similitude Model Experiments to Detect Mine Cavities
F. Ziaie, S. Peng, P. Lin
p 473-482

Highwall Stability Analysis on a PC
P. Lin, D. Dutta, S. Ping
p 483-492

Using a Magnetometer for Investigating Underground Coal Mine Fires, Burning Coal, Refuse Banks, and for Locating AMD Source Areas on Surface Mines
J. Schueck
p 493-502

Locating and Abating Sources of Acid Mine Drainage at Reclaimed Strip Mines
T. Ackman
p 503-504

Distribution and Characteristics of Outcrop Fires in Horizontal Strata in Eastern and Western Coal Provinces
B. Maynard
p 505-506

Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation - Unique Projects in West Virginia
N. Robinson
p 507-512

A Case Study of a Large Open Pit Uranium AML Project: Gas Hills, Wyoming
M. Koopman, R. Rash
p 513-520

Fire Diagnostic Simulation for Burning Coal Waste Banks
J. Jones, R. Chaiken
p 521-526

Mine Fire Diagnostics in Abandoned Bituminous Coal Mines
L. Dalverny, R. Chaiken, A. Kim
p 527-534

Relative Self-Heating Tendencies of Coal, Carbonaceous Shales and Coal Refuse
A. Kim, R. Chaiken
p 535-542

Revegetation - AML

Tree Species Composition, Canopy Coverage, and Importance on Several AML Sites in Northern West Virginia
C. Johnson, J. Skousen
p 545-554

Revegetation of Abandoned Mine Lands in Pennsylvania with Containerized Seedlings and Soil Amendments
R. Hutnik, H. Hughes
p 555-562

An Evaluation of Lime Requirement Tests on Pyritic Minesoils
P. Cagnetta, E. Jencks
p 563-572

Survival and Growth of Bigtooth Aspen on Acidic Surface-Mine Soils as Influenced by Pisolithus tinctorius and Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilization
G. DeMuro, E. Jencks, D. Hindal
p 573-578

Long-Term Effects of a Single Application of Municipal Sludge on Abandoned Mine Land
W. Sopper, E. Seaker
p 579-588

Stimulation of Aspen Establishment on Unreclaimed Mine Spoils
R. Hedin, E. Hedin
p 589-594

Posters

Wildflowers for Reclamation
W. H. Davidson
p 597

Constructing Treatment Wetlands - Maryland's Experience
F. Bagley, C. Lyons
p 599

Mining and Reclamation at Hobet Mining, Inc
L. Emerson
p 601

Direct Seeding of Anthracite Refuse Using Coal Fly Ash as a Major Soil Amendment
J. Buck, R. Houston, W. Beimborn
p 603

Potential Application of Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures to Design Better Reclamation Habitats: Case Study from a 3400-Acre Reservoir Project
W. Beimborn, G. Reese, L. Ealy
p 605

Potential Application of Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures to Design Reclamation Habitats: Case Study from a 5-Mile Long, 4-Lane Highway Project
W. Beimborn, G. Reese, L. Ealy
p 607

Electrolytic Control of AMD
A. Stiller, E. Leluika, T. Rymer, W. Hart
p 609

Wildlife Species Diversity on Revegetated Coal Stripmine Lands in Interior Alaska
C. Elliott
p 611

Overview of Long-Term Effects of Surface Mining in the Ground-Water Levels and Quality in Two Small Watersheds in Eastern Ohio
W. Cunningham
p 613

Using Laboratory Mesocosms to Evaluate the Potential Effectiveness of Constructed Wetlands for Acid Mine Drainage Treatment
R. Wieder, M. Linton, K. Heston
p 615