Field and Laboratory Methods Applicable to Overburden and Mine Soils
This report provides chemical, physical, mineralogical, and microbiological procedures for the analysis of coal overburdens and the resultant minesoils. These step-by-step methods identify and measure rock and soil properties that influence advance planning, mining efficiency, post-mining land and water quality and long range land use.
Sobek, A., W.A. Schuller, J.R. Freeman, and R.M. Smith. 1978. Field and Laboratory Methods Applicable to Overburden and Mine Soils. EPA-600/2-78-054. Cincinnati, Ohio: Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. March.
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