Mercury from mineral deposits and potential environmental impact

  title={Mercury from mineral deposits and potential environmental impact},
  author={J. J. Rytuba},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  • J. J. Rytuba
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Abstract.Mercury deposits are globally distributed in 26 mercury mineral belts. Three types of mercury deposits occur in these belts: silica–carbonate, hot-spring, and Almaden. Mercury is also produced as a by-product from several types of gold–silver and massive sulfide deposits, which account for 5% of the world's production. Other types of mineral deposits can be enriched in mercury and mercury phases present are dependent on deposit type. During processing of mercury ores, secondary mercury… CONTINUE READING
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