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History of Chromite in Maryland

Steven Lev, Towson University
Topic: Metamorphism and Chemical Weathering
Economic Geology
Environmental Geology
Course Type:intro upper level


Student will investigate the history of chrome mining in Maryland including the geology of the Soldiers Delight Serpentine formation and the environmental impact of the mining activities in the early 1800s.


Students will develop an understanding of the processes associated with the formation of serpentinite

Students will develop the ability to track the fate of a contaminant.

Students will learn the importance of establishing a site history when investigating a contaminated site.


Student should be able to explain the alteration associated with the formation of a serpentinite.

Student will develop a site conceptual model describing the fate of Chromium at historic mining sites.