Material Characterization and Prioritization of Remediation Measures at the Zortman/Landusky Mine Sites.

S.C. Shaw Shaw, A.M. Robertson, W.C Maehl, Robertson GeoConsultants Inc.

This 13-page PDF provides information about the reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky gold mines in the Little Rocky Mountains of north-central Montana. The project is currently being undertaken by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and is funded by the Reclamation Bond. The purpose of this study is to identify the location, extent and probable contaminant loads from the sites; and to identify candidate materials for suitable cover and remediation purposes. This paper describes the material characterization program, as well as method and rationale developed to prioritize the remediation measures.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry, Mineral Deposits
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Contaminant hydrology, Water quality/chemistry, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:WaterKeywords: reclamation, geochemistry