Mine drainage from the weathering of sulfide minerals and magnetite

@inproceedings{Moncur2009MineDF,
  title={Mine drainage from the weathering of sulfide minerals and magnetite},
  author={Michael C. Moncur and John L. Jambor and Carol J. Ptacek and David W. Blowes},
  year={2009}
}
Pyrite and pyrrhotite are the principal minerals that generate acid drainage in mine wastes. Low-pH conditions derived from Fe-sulfide oxidation result in the mobilization of contaminant metals (such as Zn, Cd, Ni and Cr) and metalloids (such as As) which are of environmental concern. This paper uses data from detailed mineralogical and geochemical studies conducted at two Canadian tailings impoundments to examine the mineralogical changes that pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite and magnetite… CONTINUE READING
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