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The Fly River, Papua New Guinea : Environmental Studies in an Impacted Tropical River System.

Author: Barrie R Bolton
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier, 2009.
Series: Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences, 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Fly River and its tributaries, the Ok Tedi and Strickland rivers, are located in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. All three rivers have their source in the rugged central mountain range of the island and eventually flow, via the Fly River delta, into the Gulf of Papua to the north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. With a catchment area still largely covered by tropical rainforest and relatively few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie R Bolton
ISBN: 9780080558837 0080558836 1282034618 9781282034617
OCLC Number: 476255419
Description: 1 online resource (640 pages).
Contents: Front cover; The Fly River, Papua New Guinea: Environmental Studies in an Impacted Tropical River System; Copyright page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Part 1. The Physical Environment; Chapter 1. Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Climate of the Fly River System; Chapter 2. Texture, Geochemistry, and Mineralogy of Sediments of the Fly River System; Chapter 3. The Rapid Spread of Mine-Derived Sediment across the Middle Fly River Floodplain; Chapter 4. Processes, Sediments, and Stratigraphy of the Fly River Delta.
Series Title: Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences, 9.

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In 1984, the Ok Tedi Mining Company Limited began mining copper and gold mineralization from Mt Fubilan. In 1990, mining begin at the Porgera gold mine located at the headwaters of the Strickland  Read more...

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