publication . Thesis . 1996

Restoration of Prime Farmland Disturbed by Mineral Sand Mining in the Upper Coastal Plain of Virginia

Schroeder, Philip D.;
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  • Published: 19 Feb 1996
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Economic deposits of heavy mineral sand were identified in the late 1980's under prime farmland along the Upper Coastal Plain of Virginia. Mining in Virginia will commence in 1997 on the Old Hickory Deposit in Dinwiddie/Sussex Counties. Experiments were established on two mine pits representing two likely pit closure scenarios; regrading the surface with unprocessed subsoil (Pit 1) or filling to the surface with processed material (Pit 3). To evaluate topsoil replacement vs. organic amendment, each pit was split into two experiments, and an adjacent undisturbed control was established. One half of each pit was covered with approximately 30 cm of topsoil, and the...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
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