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

Trude King, U.S. Geological Survey

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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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater modeling
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry, Mineral Deposits
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes
Solid Earth Processes: Alteration (Hydrothermal), Volcanism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water