Lecture 14 - Mineral Resources part 2

Lecture 14 - Mineral Resources part 2 - Test drilling...

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Plate tectonic boundaries related to the origins of many ore deposits Plate tectonic processes (high temp, high pressure, and partial melting) promoting release and enrichment of metals along plate boundaries Common metal ores along the plate boundaries are Fe, Au, Cu, and Hg, etc. Plate Tectonics and Mineral Resources
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Genesis of Mineral Resources
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Environmental impact From mineral exploration and testing From mineral extraction and processing From mining waste disposal Depends on Mining procedures Hydrologic conditions Climate factors Types of rocks and soils Topography Environmental Impact
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Environmental Impact Bingham Canyon Copper Mine near Salt Lake City, Utah
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Mineral exploration and testing Surface mapping, geochemical, geophysical, and remote-sensing data collection
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Unformatted text preview: Test drilling Impact Generally minimal impact More planning and care needed for sensitive areas (arid, wetlands, and permafrost areas) Impact of Mineral Exploration and Testing General impact Direct impact on land, water, air, and biological environment Land disturbances from access, surface mining Water pollution (smelting emissions of SO 2 ) Indirect impact on the environment: Topographic effect, transportation of materials, etc. Impact on social environment: Impact on social environment: Increased demands for housing and services Impact of Mineral Extraction and Processing Water pollution Trace elements leaching out into water, such as Cd, Co, Cu, Pb, Mo, Zn Flooding of abandoned mines Acid mine drainage from tailings Acidic and toxic mining wastewater Impact of Mineral Extraction and Processing Figure 14.11 Impact of Mineral Extraction and Processing Runoff from mine tailings at zinc mine in Colorado...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Hanson during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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