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Environmental Considerations of Active and Abandoned Mine Lands: Lessons from Summitville, Colorado

Environmental Considerations of Active and Abandoned Mine Lands: Lessons from Summitville, Colorado

This U.S. Geological Survey publication contains sections on: mining of gold and formation of acid mine drainage, gold in an ancient volcano of Colorado, the role of geophysics in investigations of acid mine drainage, water transport of metals, tree ring analysis of groundwater quality, imaging spectroscopy to map crop distribution, metal dispersion by uptake of elements by crops, and biogeochemical examination of the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge.

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