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Understanding Contaminants Associated with Mineral Deposits

Fact Sheet 2007-3079

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Abstract

Recent interdisciplinary studies by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have resulted in substantial progress in understanding the 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.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Understanding Contaminants Associated with Mineral Deposits
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2007-3079
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.