Image Descriptions

Descriptions are provided below for five images appearing on Fact Sheet 095-99, The USGS Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative.

[Image 1 - Selectable] Upper left of page. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) logo. The USGS logo consists of a transparent rectangular background upon which three identifying elements appear in dark green. To the upper left, a square symbolic mark appears containing transparent bars arrayed in a sinusoidal curve that gives the illusion of growing from three to four in number from left to right. To the right of the mark, is a monogram consisting of the the letters "USGS." The motto "science for a changing world" appears beneath the full width of the mark and monogram. Links to the USGS public home page.
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[Image 2 - Selectable] Tailings filling the High Ore Creek valley, Boulder River watershed southwestern Montana in 1997. The creek eroded a channel through the tailings, washing them down to the Boulder River and enriching the water with metals. Links to
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[Image 3 - Selectable] Silverton Colo., at the mouth of the Upper Animas River, surrounded in the background by the headwaters of the Animas watershed where over 1,500 abandoned mines may be affecting downstream water and ecosystem quality. Links to
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[Image 4 - Selectable] A natural spring in Prospect Gulch, upper Animas watershed in southwestern Colorado. Its red iron coloring and metals enrichment are caused by ground water coming in contact with naturally occurring minerals present as a result of ancient volcanic activity in the area. Links to
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[Image 5 - Selectable] Biologists collecting samples of aquatic insects from a site impacted by mining activity. Links to
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