Geology and mining history of two proposed reclamation sites of the Wilds, Muskingum County, Ohio
Creators:Gallaher, Kathleen E.
Advisor:McKenzie, Garry D.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Geological Sciences Senior Theses; 1995
Abandoned strip-mined lands in Ohio are being reclaimed under state and federal regulations. The abandoned lands are required to be returned to the same or better condition than before mining. Many reclaimed areas, including the Wilds, are being returned to productive uses that consist of recreation areas, wildlife areas, golf courses, and pastures. Two sites at the Wilds in Muskingum County, Ohio were chosen for this study. Neither site was suitably reclaimed using lime fertilizer. The proposed reclamation project at the Wilds is to examine the effectiveness of N-Viro Soil, a bio-organic aglime topsoil, on the two sites. The N-Viro Soil is expected to adjust the pH of the soil, increase nutrients, and add organics. Although the project was designed for continuing research, the information gathered from previous projects suggests that predictions can be made about the effectiveness of the N-Viro Soil on the current two sites.
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