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Mammal mortality at Arizona, California, and Nevada gold mines using cyanide extraction

California Fish and Game
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Abstract

Five-hundred nineteen mammals were reported dead at cyanide-extraction gold mines in Arizona [USA], California, and Nevada from 1984 through 1989. Most numerous were rodents (34.9%) and bats (33.7%); 'bat' was the most often reported category among 24 species or species groups. There are an estimated 160 cyanide-extraction gold mines in these three states, and the number is increasing. Ten mammal species listed as endangered, threatened, rare, protected, or species of special concern are known to have cyanide-extraction gold mines within their geographic ranges.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mammal mortality at Arizona, California, and Nevada gold mines using cyanide extraction
Series title California Fish and Game
Volume 77
Issue 2
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, California Water Science Center
Description 61-69
First page 61
Last page 69