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Understanding Contaminants Associated with Mineral Deposits

Outlines processes that control the release of metals and acidic waters from inactive mines and mineralized areas, the transport of metals and acidic waters to streams, and the fate and effect of metals and acidity on downstream ecosystems.

by Verplanck, Philip L.; Church, Stanley E.; and Smith, Kathleen S.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3079
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Abandoned mines and quarries, Contaminant transport, Electromagnetic surveying, Mine drainage, Sediment transport, Toxic trace element contamination, Water chemistry, Water pH, Mine sites
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