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Geochemical Modeling for Mine Sites: Andrew Nicholson Is Editor of New SME Handbook

Andrew NicholsonGeochemical Modeling for Mine Site Characterization and Remediation, a new handbook edited by Andrew Nicholson, Ph.D., of Integral Consulting Inc., and D. Kirk Nordstrom, Ph.D., of the U.S. Geological Survey, is now available through the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). This volume covers the important components of hydrogeochemical modeling for mine environments, including metal mines and coal mines. It includes information to aid clients and regulators in assessing modeling approaches and understanding the models used in environmental decision making. It is the fourth of six volumes in the “Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water” series about technologies for management of metal mine and metallurgical process drainage.

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Dr. Nicholson is a geochemist with more than 25 years of experience assessing environmental impacts, chemical fate, and remediation and closure options at mining sites. His work has supported mine permitting efforts in the U.S. and Indonesia, identified mine closure options, and supported litigation involving the sources and impacts of metals in river and lake sediments. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters, including the chapter on groundwater chemistry in the most recent edition of Groundwater and Wells, the standard reference for the water well industry.

For more information on this publication, or on Integral’s services for the mining industry, contact Dr. Nicholson at

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