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Soil pollution related to mercurymining activities in the proximity of usagre (badajoz, sw Spain)

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dc.contributor.author Higueras Higueras, Pablo León es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lorenzo Álvarez, Saturnino es_ES
dc.contributor.author García Noguero, Eva María es_ES
dc.contributor.author Reyes Bozo, Lorenzo es_ES
dc.contributor.author Esbri Víctor, José María es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-15T06:10:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-15T06:10:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014 es_ES
dc.identifier.citation International journal of mining, reclamation and environment , 2014 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1748-0949 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10578/4098
dc.description.abstract Usagre (Badajoz, SW Spain) mercury mine was active for an undetermined time until its closure in 1971. The ore exploited in this mine was cinnabar (red HgS), and metallurgy was also performed locally by means of primitive furnaces of the Bustamante type. Since the closure of the mine, reclamation measures have not been carried out at the site, and actual passives include a mine shaft, an accessible descending gallery and a mine dump adjacent to the descending gallery. In the work described here, data from two soil geochemistry surveys were combined and analysed. The surveys were separated by a period of 32 years. Measurements of total gaseous mercury (TGM) in the underground mine and its surroundings were also considered. The soil geochemistry included mercury, lead, zinc and copper. The results indicate that soil pollution is mostly related to the trace mineralisations on the surface and they can therefore be interpreted as natural geochemical anomalies. TGM concentrations are extremely high inside the mine but are of very low concern outside the mine. es_ES
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dc.language.iso es en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Protección del medio ambiente es_ES
dc.subject Ciencia del suelo es_ES
dc.subject Ciencias de la tierra es_ES
dc.title Soil pollution related to mercurymining activities in the proximity of usagre (badajoz, sw Spain) es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US


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