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Which of the following term is not used in place of the term “Tailings”?

(a) Mine dumps

(b) Culm dumps

(c) Terra-coned

(d) Mine drainage

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Correct choice is (d) Mine drainage

To elaborate: Mine dumps, Culm dumps and Terra-coned are also called as tailings, means the material remains after the process of successful separation of the beneficiary material from the ore whereas mine drainage is the flow of acidic water from mines as a waste product.

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