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Concentration, distribution, and translocation of mercury and methylmercury in mine-waste, sediment, soil, water, and fish collected near the Abbadia San Salvatore mercury mine, Monte Amiata
The distribution and translocation of mercury (Hg) was studied in the Paglia River ecosystem, located downstream from the inactive Abbadia San Salvatore mine (ASSM). The ASSM is part of the MonteExpand
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Mine wastes at the polymetallic deposit of Fenice Capanne (southern Tuscany, Italy). Mineralogy, geochemistry, and environmental impact
Abstract.The polymetallic (Zn, Cu, Pb, Fe, Ag) sulfide deposit of Fenice Capanne, southern Tuscany (Italy), was mined at least 6–7th centuries B.C. until 1985. Mine wastes include dumps of roastingExpand
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Arsenic uptake by natural calcite: An XAS study
Abstract As-bearing travertine rocks from Tuscany (Italy), where previous studies suggested the existence of a CO32− ⇔ AsO33− substitution in the calcite lattice, were investigated with X-rayExpand
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Hydrozincite seasonal precipitation at Naracauli (Sardinia – Italy): Hydrochemical factors and morphological features of the biomineralization process
Abstract Hydrozincite [Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6] precipitation from Naracauli waters (SW Sardinia) is, among other things, promoted by a microbial community made up of a filamentous cyanobacterium (ScytonemaExpand
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Source of metals in metamorphic ore-forming processes in the Apuane Alps (NW Tuscany, Italy): Constraints by Pb-isotope data
SummaryA total of 19 samples of sulfides, barite and country rocks from three important deposits of the Apuane Alps district (Bottino, Pollone and Monte Arsiccio) were analyzed for Pb-isotopicExpand
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Mine waste dumps and heavy metal pollution in abandoned mining district of Boccheggiano (Southern Tuscany, Italy)
Abstract Mining activity in the Boccheggiano-Fontalcinaldo area (Southern Tuscany) dates back at least to the 16th century AD and lasted up to very recent times. Copper-rich hydrothermal veins,Expand
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Release of toxic elements from rocks and mine wastes at the Furtei gold mine (Sardinia, Italy)
Abstract The Furtei gold mine in Sardinia (Italy) exploits a volcanic-hosted high-sulphidation epithermal deposit. Large amounts of materials derived from exploitation are present in open pits, wasteExpand
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Environmental mineralogy and geochemistry of waste dumps at the Pb(Zn)-Ag Bottino mine, Apuane Alps, Italy
The Bottino mine (Apuane Alps, Tuscany) had been exploited for silver and lead since at least Renaissance times. Detailed field work has led to the recognition of several mine dumps which differ inExpand
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Dissolution of the (001) surface of galena: An in situ assessment of surface speciation by fluid-cell micro-Raman spectroscopy
Abstract The chemical evolution of the galena (001) cleavage surface dissolving in oxygen-saturated solutions was investigated by fluid-cell micro-Raman Spectroscopy (μRS) and solution chemistry. InExpand
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