Controlling and Remediating Surface and Groundwater Pollution from Inactive and Abandoned Mines: A Survey of Management Practices
KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
Inactive and Abandoned Mines
La Paz County
Santa Cruz County
Arizona Departmant of Environmental Quality
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CitationFrisch-Gleason, R., 1995, Controlling and Remediating Surface and Groundwater Pollution from Inactive and Abandoned Mines: A Survey of Management Practices. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-95-13, 4 appendices, 30 p.
DescriptionThe Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) contracted the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) to compile a survey of management practices for controlling and remediating surface and groundwater pollution from inactive and abandoned mines (lAMs). The purpose of the survey is to provide land managers and land owners in Arizona who have lAMs on their property with guidance on how to abate pollution from lAMs. The initial objective of the project was to compile a guidebook on Best Management Practices (BMP's) to facilitate pollution abatement efforts. However, the AZGS found little published information from Arizona or any other state on the control or remediation of water pollution from lAMs. Further, AZGS determined that appropriate control and remediation methods were determined by numerous factors specific to the site, including: type of mine; type of waste; extent and method of mining; volume of waste; mineralogy of waste; hydrology, geology, topography and climatology of mine site; availability of air and water; distribution of sulfide minerals; accessibility of mine site; threat to human health; threat to the environment; chemistry of the host rocks; and concentration of deposit in waste rock.
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West Bounding Coordinate-114.697
East Bounding Coordinate-108.984
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