Mercury from mineral deposits and potential environmental impact

  title={Mercury from mineral deposits and potential environmental impact},
  author={James J. Rytuba},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  • 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… 
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