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Photographs of the Picher Mining District (Ottawa County, Oklahoma)

http://ok.water.usgs.gov/projects/tarcreek/

Description and photos related to the Picher Mining District in Oklahoma, once a primary U.S. source of lead and zinc and now the largest superfund site in the U.S. with millions of cubic yards of mine tailings (locally known as "chat") remaining.

by Oklahoma Water Science Center (Sponsor)
Related topics:
Contamination and pollution, Contamination and pollution, Ecotoxicology, Field sampling, Image collections, Mining and quarrying, Photography, Water chemistry, Water quality, Mine sites
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Ottawa

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