Mining water quality: Water draining mines can become contaminated

An old mine showing a lake alongside the digging area

Detailed Description

The so-called Glory Hole on the East Fork of the South Fork Salmon River in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. A USGS water-quality study found that the Glory Hole acts as a sediment trap, particularly at high streamflow.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 380

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Location Taken: Stibnite, ID, US