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
DOI 10.3133/fs20073079
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2007
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 4 p.