Asturian mercury mining district (Spain) and the environment: a review.

  title={Asturian mercury mining district (Spain) and the environment: a review.},
  author={Almudena Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and Rodrigo {\'A}lvarez and Jorge Loredo},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  volume={20 11},
Mercury is of particular concern amongst global environmental pollutants, with abundant contaminated sites worldwide, many of which are associated with mining activities. Asturias (Northwest of Spain) can be considered an Hg metallogenic province with abundant epithermal-type deposits, whose paragenetic sequences include also As-rich minerals. These mines were abandoned long before the introduction of any environmental regulations to control metal release from these sources. Consequently, the… CONTINUE READING