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Abandoned mines and quarries
Mines and quarries that have been abandoned and may expose harmful chemicals to the environment.
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Chemical data for rock, sediment, biological, precipitate, and water samples from abandoned copper mines in Prince William Sound, Alaska [New Window]
In the early 20th century, approximately 6 million metric tons ofcopper ore were mined from numerous deposits located along theshorelines of fjords and islands in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Atthe Beatson, Ellamar, and Threeman mine sites (fig. 1), rock
Digital database of mining-related features at selectedhistoric and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake,Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho [New Window]
This is a spatial database that delineates mining-relatedfeatures in areas of historic and active phosphate mining in thecore of the southeastern Idaho phosphate resource area. The datahas varying degrees of accuracy and attribution detail. Thebreakdown
Case study of the environmental signature of a recently abandoned, carbonate-hosted replacement deposit: The Clayton Mine, Idaho [New Window]
Multi-element geochemical analysis of host rock, ore, mine waste,flotation-mill tailings, slag, stream sediments, creek and aditwaters, and leachates of mine waste and mill tailings.
Geologic map of the Tetilla Peak quadrangle, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico [New Window]
This digital geologic map summarizes all available geologic information for the Tetilla Peak quadrangle located immediately southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The geologic map consists of new polygon (geologic map units) and line (contact, fault, fold ax
Generalized Geologic Map of the Upper Animas River Watershed and Vicinity, Silverton, Colorado [New Window]
This dataset represents geology compiled for the upper AnimasRiver Watershed near Silverton, Colorado. The source data usedare derived from 1:24,000, 1:20,000, 1:48,000 and 1:250,000-scalegeologic maps by geologists who have worked in this area sincethe
Ferricrete, manganocrete, and bog iron occurrences withselected sedge bogs and active iron bogs and springs inthe upper Animas River watershed, San Juan County,Colorado [New Window]
During 1996 to 2000, the Bureau of Land Management, NationalPark Service, Environmental Protection Agency, United StatesDepartment of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, and theU.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed a coordinatedstrategy to (1) study the
Surficial geology along the Spokane River, Washington and itsrelationship to the metal content of sediments (Idaho-Washingtonstateline to Latah Creek confluence): Sediment geochemistry [New Window]
The Spokane River flows westward into eastern Washington out of thenorthern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho (figure 1). Theriver and lake lie downstream of the Coeur d'Alene mining district,where over 56 million metric tonnes of metal-enriche
Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely Copper Mine superfund site, Orange County, Vermont [New Window]
An environmental impact study is done for the abandoned Ely copper mine. The extent of contamination is studyed along with the type and chemical composition of the mine waste piles.

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