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Un método para la evaluación de riesgos para la salud en zonas mineras/ Health risk assessment of mining sites

Mejía, Jesús; Carrizales, Leticia; Rodríguez, Verónica M.; Jiménez-Capdeville, María E.; Díaz-Barriga, Fernando
1999-11-01

Resumen en español Objetivo. En este trabajo se propone un esquema de tres fases para evaluar el riesgo en salud en las zonas mineras. La validación del esquema se efectuó en una zona de San Luis Potosí, México. Material y métodos. El monitoreo incluyó análisis de metales en suelo superficial, polvo residencial y agua de pozos. La biodisponibilidad se midió como el nivel de arsénico urinario en niños de las áreas contaminadas. La evaluación toxicológica consistió en análisis (mas) de la hepatotoxicidad (niveles de aspartato transaminasa) y neurotoxicidad (niveles de dopamina y de sus metabolitos) en ratas tratadas con residuos mineros. Resultados. Se encontró contaminación por arsénico y plomo en suelo y polvo. La biodisponibilidad fue positiva: 71% de los niños analizados tuvieron niveles urinarios de arsénico por arriba del valor normal. Los estudios de toxicidad mostraron daño hepático y alteraciones neuroquímicas en las ratas tratadas con el residuo. Conclusiones. El método fue útil para demostrar el riesgo en salud y para que las autoridades decidieran instrumentar un programa de restauración en la zona. Resumen en inglés Objective. Considering the health risk associated with mining areas, in this work a methodology for the health assessment of this kind of hazardous sites is proposed. Material and methods. The methodology includes a toxicological assessment, an environmental monitoring of metals, and the exposure assessment of the high risk population. The scheme was evaluated in the mining area of Villa de la Paz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The toxicological studies were done in rats treat (mas) ed with mining waste, biomarkers of effect for liver and central nervous tissue were analyzed. Metals levels in surface soil, household dust and water were studied. Finally, urinary arsenic was quantified in children. Results. Neurotoxicity and hepatotoxicity of the mining waste were shown in rats. Then, arsenic and lead levels were analized in surface soil, household dust, and water. In all three media, exposure points, heavily contaminated with both metals, were localized. Finally, high levels of urinary arsenic were found in children living in the vicinity of the mine. Conclusions. Taking into account all these results, the Mexican authorities concluded that a high health risk is present in Villa de la Paz, and a remediation program is in progress.

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Travertinos y jasperoides de Manantial Espejo, un ambiente Hot Spring Jurásico: Macizo del Deseado, Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina/ Travertines and jasperoids of the Manantial Espejo, a Jurassic hot spring environment: Macizo del Deseado, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Echeveste, Horacio
2005-07-01

Resumen en español En este trabajo se analiza el origen y las relaciones entre travertinos y jasperoides intercalados en rocas volcaniclásticas jurásicas en el distrito argento-aurífero Manantial Espejo, ubicado en el borde sur-occidental del Macizo del Deseado, provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina. Los cuerpos de travertino constituyen estratos delgados de hasta 60 cm de espesor de calcita micrítica finamente laminada, en ocasiones con estratificación rítmica de calcita y ópalo, asoci (mas) ados a depósitos de tobas de caída y tufitas de ambiente lacustre. En algunos afloramientos, los morfotipos reconocidos revelan que la precipitación del carbonato correspondía a sectores proximales relacionados a geisers y conductos de vapor, los cuales se orientaban a los largo de las fracturas que constituyeron los canales de circulación de fluidos. La posterior silicificación de los niveles carbonáticos produjeron jasperoides que se presentan como cuerpos tabulares subverticales y subhorizontales, estos últimos con características texturales similares a aquellas de sinters. La silicificación se originó tardíamente, posiblemente durante la etapa principal del régimen hidrotermal que generó las vetas portadoras de plata y oro. Los travertinos se formaron en un ambiente de hot spring, relacionado con fracturas de un sistema de cizalla conjugado orientadas entre N 20° a 45° E y N 20° a 40° O y constituyen las evidencias más tempranas de la presencia de un régimen epitermal asociado al proceso volcánico jurásico, en un régimen tectónico distensivo, en Manantial Espejo. Resumen en inglés In the last few years, an intense mining prospecting activity for gold and silver epithermal deposits has been carried out in the Deseado Massif, Argentina. As a result, many hot spring related deposits, of possible Jurassic age, have been detected. This paper describes the mineralogical and textural characteristics as well as the facies of a group of travertine and jasperoid outcrops occurring near the silver-gold carrying lodes in the Manantial Espejo prospect (Schalamu (mas) k et al., 1998). A genetic interpretation of the deposits is done on the basis of their structural, textural, and emplacement characteristics. Their possible relationship with the epithermal mineralization is also considered. The Manantial Espejo district is located on the southwestern area of the Deseado Massif, in the middle of the province of Santa Cruz (Fig.1). The area is almost entirely covered by andesitic and rhyolithic rocks of the Bajo Pobre and Chon Aike Formations, the product of a strong, bimodal volcanic activity of Jurassic age. This volcanic event developed in a back-arc tectonic environment linked to the opening of the Atlantic Ocean (Uliana et al., 1985; Riley et al., 2001). Acidic rocks prevail in the area, consisting on high-grade ignimbrites with ash fall tuffs, tuffites, and hydroclastic breccias (Fig. 2). Among them, the chemical and biogenic carbonate and silica deposits, are present (Fig.3). The travertine mantles can be up to 0.5 m thick and, in most of cases, they overlie tuffite layers. Typically, the rock is laminated in millimetrical to submillimetrical laminae of dense, hard, non porous micritic carbonate, displaying three types of lamination: parallel sub-horizontal; stromatolithic; and, «en echelon» (possibly, a terrace facies, Fig. 4). Sometimes, the laminated structure consists of a rhythmic deposit of calcium carbonate and opal (Figs. 5 a, b), unusual association in hot spring deposits, both recent and fossil (Jones et al., 2000a; Campbell et al., 2002; Canet et al., 2005). A variety of porous travertine, dominated by small, sub-spherical and columnar growths, of the microstromatolithic or the oncoid types. The travertine layers grade laterally to siliceous laminated jasperoids (sensu Spur, 1898 and Lovering, 1972), which make sub-horizontal mantles, 0.5 to 2.0 m thick, with identical sedimentary structures as those of travertines, although they are entirely formed of chalcedony, which is interpreted as the product of replacement of calcite into silica (Fig. 6a, b). Silicification occurred at a later stage, during the intense hydrothermal alteration accompanying the formation of the quartz veins carrying gold and silver. Some jasperoid outcrops show grossly stratified, rounded surfaces with domical structures, forming banks 0.2 to 0.4 m thick, and showing a more or less concentric layout which could correspond to the silicification of bio-built algal structures (Fig. 6b). The occurrence of small vents (Fig. 6e) show the water and steam outlets. Vertical, tabular, laminated bodies, filling fractures of NE-SW strike and slip up to 1,000 m, and 3 m thick (Fig. 6f, h). They are formed of chalcedony, displaying a vertical, banded and, at times, diffuse (Fig. 6g) or breccia like structure. The morphology of the travertines and associated jasperoids in the Manantial Espejo district are compared with travertines or hot spring deposits in general, of Quaternary or Recent (Guo and Riding, 1999; Chafetz and Guidry, 2003; Hancock et al., 1999). The analogies founded allowed to reconstruct, at least in part, the depositional environment of the studied rocks (Fig. 8). The sub-vertical, tabular bodies of banded silica, would correspond to subsurface levels of fissure ridges, where erosion has generally eliminated the surface deposits with sub-horizontal stratification overlying the faults. The northernmost end of the Ayelen Oeste «vein» (Fig. 6h) would correspond to the proximal zone of the discharge channel, very close to the fissure, since part of the sub-horizontal stratification next to the fracture (zone B in Fig. 8). This area represents the most active depositional environment, where the carbonate precipitation rate is higher. Figure 6e shows a fluid outlet vent in a spring zone (zone C, in Fig. 8). The «en echelon» stratification shows very similar characteristics to those of terraces and micro-terraces occurring in modern hot springs. Micro-terraces shown in Figure 5e, found near one of the fissure crests, could correspond to those formed laterally to the outlet channels (D, in Fig. 8). As to that shown in Figure 5f, associated to travertine with sub-horizontal, parallel lamination, could correspond to that formed in the edges of pools. With regard to the parallel lamination of micritic carbonate, occurring in most of the outcrops, it may correspond to the lacustrine rims (sensu Pentecost, 1995). This type of thin lamination, forming laterally extended banks, several tens of decimeters thick, would have formed on depressed surfaces, with a distal position relative to the spring zones. The rhythmic intercalation of thin opal laminae between the calcite layers occurring in some outcrops, reveals temporary changes in the physical-chemical conditions of the mineral precipitation, possibly seasonal temperature fluctuations. Finally, the observed stromatolites and microstromatolites (Fig. 5c, g, h) indicate the presence of microorganisms in the geothermal environment. Although there is no agreement among researchers about the organic or inorganic origin of these morphotypes in geothermal environments, it is admitted that algae and bacteria induce the precipitation of calcium carbonate. The stratigraphic position of the calcareous levels identified in Manantial Espejo show that the hot spring environment began to develop early in the district, associated to an extensional tectonic regime coincident with the La Frisia or Zanjón del Pescado System (Reimer et al., 1996) which caused fracturing (direct faults) N 20° to 45º E, and N 20º to 40° W, as a consequence of aó1 located around 0°. The produced faults, made the main hydrothermal fluid circulation channels (barren) which, after reaching the surface and losing the dissolved CO2, precipitated the calcium carbonate. The migration of the maximum stress (anti clockwise, at 315°) produced a new stress field, the Bajo Grande System (Panza, 1982, 1984) generating direct faulting combined with dextral movement, at a 110° azimuth, cutting and displacing the subvertical travertine bodies. These new fluid circulation channels end up lodging the quartz veins carrying silver and gold.

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The clayey fissural fillings associated with N100º-110ºE fractures at the El Berrocal uranium mine (Sierra de Gredos, Spain): characterization, genesis and retention capacity of radioactive and other elements

Pérez Del Villar, L.; De la Cruz, B.; Cózar, J. S.; Pardillo, J.; Gómez, P.; Turrero, M. J.; Reyes, Emilio; Delgado Huertas, Antonio; Caballero, E.
1993-08-30

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Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Water Quality in a Mediterranean Catchment: The Llobregat River (NE Spain)

Fernandez-Turiel, J. L.; Gimeno, D.; Rodríguez, J. J.; Carnicero, M.; Valero, F.
2003-01-01

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Physico-Chemical And Mineralogical Characterization Op Mining Wastes Used In Construction

Vázquez-Suñé, Enric; Roca, A.; López Soler, Ángel; Fernandez-Turiel, J. L.; Querol, Xavier; Felipo, M. T.
1991-01-01

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Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage with High Metal Concentrations Using Dispersed Alkaline Substrate

Rötting, Tobias S.; Thomas, Robert C.; Ayora, Carlos; Carrera, Jesús
2008-08-01

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Niveles de exposición de yacimientos del distrito minero Agua de Dionisio (YMAD), Catamarca/ Exposures levels of the deposits of the Agua de Dionisio (YMAD) mining district, Catamarca

Gutiérrez, A. A.; Chong D., G.; Espinoza R., S.
2006-06-01

Resumen en español Los yacimientos del distrito minero Agua de Dionisio quedaron al descubierto por el desplome y erosión del Complejo Volcánico Farallón Negro. El nivel de emplazamiento y procesos morfotectónicos posteriores son, entre otros, los factores que determinaron el nivel de exposición de cada yacimiento. De acuerdo al nivel de exposición, en las rocas de superficie están presentes elementos químicos representativos de la zonación vertical u horizontal del sistema hidrote (mas) rmal. Se estudia el nivel de exposición de algunos yacimientos a partir del tratamiento geoestadístico de elementos químicos obtenidos de muestras de rocas de superficie. En el nivel de exposición del yacimiento epitermal Alto de la Blenda están presentes elementos característicos de la zona de sulfosales y otros de la zona de sulfuros del sistema epitermal. En el yacimiento epitermal Farallón Negro los elementos asociados se corresponden con la zona intermedia (sulfuros-sulfosales) del sistema. En los yacimientos tipo pórfidos de cobre La Alumbrera y Las Pampitas los grupos de elementos determinados son representativos de la zona propilítica y de la zona sericítica-potásica de un sistema tipo pórfido de cobre. En el yacimiento El Durazno los grupos de elementos representan la zona de alteración sericítica-potásica y otros la zona propilítica de un sistema tipo pórfido de cobre. En la zona de Agua Tapada las muestras representan a prospectos epitermales y tipo pórfido de cobre; los grupos de elementos son representativos de la zona de sulfuros-sulfosales del sistema epitermal y no se logra diferenciar entre un sistema epitermal y otro tipo pórfido de cobre. Resumen en inglés Deposits from the Agua de Dionisio mining district were uncovered by the collapse and erosion of the Farallón Negro Volcanic Complex. Site level and later morphotectonic processes are, among other, factors that determine the exposure level of each deposit. According to the exposure level, chemical elements being representative of the vertical or horizontal zoning of the hydrothermal system are present. The exposure levels of some deposits are studied from the geostatisti (mas) cal treatment of chemical elements obtained from surface rock samples. At the exposure level of the Alto de la Blenda epithermal deposit, characteristic elements from the sulfosalt zone, and others from the epithermal system sulphide zone are present. In the Farallón Negro epithermal deposit, the associated elements match with the system intermediate zone (sulphides-sulfosalts). In the La Alumbrera and Las Pampitas porphyry-type copper deposits, the groups of certain elements are representative of the propylitic and sericytic-potassic zones of a porphyry-type copper system. In the El Durazno deposit, some groups of elements represent the zone of sericytic-potassic alteration while others represent the propilytic zone of a porphyry-type copper system. In the Agua Tapada zone, the samples represent epithermal and porphyry-type copper prospects; the groups of elements are representative of the sulphide-sulphsalt zone of the epithermal system, but an epithermal and a porphyry-type copper system cannot be differentiated.

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Morfodinámica de playas del sudeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires (1983 a 2004)/ Morphodynamics of beaches of the southeast of Buenos Aires (1983 at 2004)

Bertola, Germán R.
2006-07-01

Resumen en español En las costas del sudeste de Buenos Aires hay dos relieves geomorfológicos de importancia, las playas arenosas bajas con grandes campos de médanos, y las playas de bolsillo ubicadas entre acantilados de loess u ortocuarcitas. Al Norte y Sur de la ciudad de Mar del Plata, hay extensos campos de médanos que conforman la Barrera Oriental y Austral. La conformación de estas costas es relativamente moderna ya que se han formado con posterioridad a la fluctuación holocena (mas) del nivel del mar. El objetivo del presente estudio se centró en analizar los cambios morfológicos naturales y artificiales de las playas de los partidos de Pinamar, Villa Gesell, Mar Chiquita, General Pueyrredón, General Alvarado, Lobería y Necochea, mediante la descripción y discusión de resultados obtenidos en relevamientos de playa realizados desde 1983 al 2004, con especial énfasis en la dinámica sedimentaria de sus playas y las características físicas naturales o introducidas por el hombre, como por ejemplo construcción de obras de defensa o movimiento de arenas. Los relevamientos se ejecutaron en playas con diferente orientación, dinámica, cantidad y calidad de sedimento, así como distinto grado de alteración producido por las actividades humanas. Los perfiles permitieron analizar la magnitud y velocidad de los cambios morfológicos, al tiempo que se estudiaron las variaciones texturales de las distintas zonas de la playa, reconociendo su variabilidad y la significación estadística de la misma. El trabajo se basó en la comparación de relevamientos planialtimétricos de las playas según métodos convencionales, en la evaluación de las características físicas de las olas que llegan a ellas para alcanzar una clasificación morfodinámica basada en las ecuaciones del número de Dean, parámetro W, el número de Battjes y el parámetro de Guza e Inman. Las texturas se analizaron de muestreos superficiales de sedimentos de la playa distal y de playa frontal mediante los parámetros de Folk y Ward. También fueron evaluadas las pendientes de las playas. En la discusión se evaluó la morfodinámica de playas, sus texturas, la respuesta de las playas mixtas de arena/grava, los ciclos estacionales, tormentas sudestadas y eventos El Niño, así como el efecto de las dorsales de arena (sand ridges) y la refracción. También se evalúa la actividad antrópica, con la construcción de espigones, el relleno artificial, las construcciones sobre la playa, los pluviales, la fijación de médanos y las actividades extractivas. Las conclusiones sostienen la idea de cuatro procesos que interactúan en las modificaciones morfodinámicas de las playas analizadas como son los ciclos estacionales invierno/verano, los ciclos episódicos ligados a períodos tormentosos y de inundaciones, los efectos antrópicos, y la presencia de bancos arenosos submareales que modifican el ángulo de incidencia de las olas produciendo efectos locales. Resumen en inglés Along the coast of the Southeastern Buenos Aires Province (Fig. 1), there are two important geomorphologic relieves: low sandy beaches with dune fields, and pocket beaches located between loessic or quarcitic cliffs. To the North and South of Mar del Plata City, extense dune fields conform the Eastern and Southern barriers. These dune fields are very modern, since they have been formed as consequence of a Holocene sea-level fluctuation (Schnack et al., 1982; Violante and (mas) Parker 1993; Isla, 1997). The objective of the study was to analyse the natural and artificial morphological changes of the beaches of Pinamar, Villa Gesell, Mar Chiquita, General Pueyrredón, General Alvarado, Lobería and Necochea counties, and the description and discussion of results obtained from 1983 to 2004. Special emphasis was made to the sedimentary dynamics of these beaches and the changes induced by man-made structures (groynes fields) and sand mining. The beaches have different orientation, dynamics, grain size, as well as different human alteration degree. The work was based on the comparison of beach profiles according to conventional methods (Fox and Davis, 1978; Isla, 1992; Isla et al., 1994; Bértola, 2001), the evaluation of the morphological classification based on Dean's number (Dean, 1973), Omega parameter (Masselink and Short, 1993), Battje´s number (Short, 1996), and the parameter of Guza and Inman (1975). Surface grain sizes were analysed using the parameters of Folk and Ward (1957) and evaluating beach slope changes. North Area Morphology: These are oceanic beaches, with average width of 72 m., The berm remains stabilised or it is in setback. Berm width increases at the touristic area in Mar de las Pampas. Villa Gesell beaches (Spa Los Históricos) suffered significant variations. In the pristine areas, there is presence of dunes after the backshore, although many of them are forested. Balance: In this area, there are no structures or estuaries that could affect the littoral drift. The Pinamar-Cariló sector has recorded an important accumulation (27,580 m³) diminishing toward the North of the urban area. The beach of Villa Gesell has also registered accumulation (18,200 m³), except in certain areas of the centre of the urban area, where erosion existed. Toward the South of Mar de las Pampas, the trend is depositional again. Grain sizes: The sediments of the backshore have increased their size up to 1994 and begin stable since 2000. In the foreshore, the mean (phi) has a reduction tendency. It diminished from 1994 to 1996 where it stops then increases very slowly. In some samples of Mar de las Pampas and Mar Azul, bioclastic composition dominates that would indicate a source of contribution from the South that coincides with old places of extraction of sands for construction. In addition, to the South of Villa Gesell, the erosion of dunes exhumes old beach crests or non-operative overwash composed by sand with shells and gravels (Isla, 1998). Slopes: Slope increases from South to North, with anomalous values in the centre of Pinamar. Temporarily, the general slopes increase their value in the time since 1998. Central Area Morphology: General Pueyrredón beaches change from North to South in: a) beaches among closed groynes, b) artificially refilled beaches, c) oceanic open beaches, and d) beaches at the foot of cliffs; in Miramar there are also beaches among groynes, but these with more spacing to each other (e). Beaches between groynes characterise La Perla area, with average widths of 64 m. Beach fills were conducted from Playa Popular to Playa Grande, their widths are of 107 m. The oceanic beaches extending from Mar del Plata Harbour to the Punta Mogotes Lighthouse and have 102 m. Beaches at the foot of cliffs (Costa Hermosa to Los Acantilados) are narrow, about 60 m. Those beaches between groynes from Chapadmalal to Miramar are 75 m. The beaches oriented to the Southeast have higher dynamics (Alfar, Chapadmalal and Miramar) with volumetric variations of the order of several thousands of cubic meters. Some have antrophic action that modifies totally and in a few days their morphology, for what we should absorb of the seasonal effects of erosion in winter and accumulation in the analysis of the results in spring. To the end of winter, beaches recover. Balance: The beaches of General Pueyrredón and Miramar are mixed and complex. There are pocket beaches, and beaches with abrasion plains; there is an important component of constructions of coastal defences. Mar del Plata beaches recorded an erosive trend (-2.266 m³) excluding the refilled volumes of 1998. This demonstrates the natural eroded tendency in the beaches without artificial feeding. Toward the North of the urban area of Mar del Plata there is accumulation, in their Central section there is erosion and toward the South of the urbanisation (Punta Mogotes Lighthouse) there is accumulation again. To the South -cliff areas-, erosion dominates. As expected, the highest variability was recorded at the refilled beaches, but there are significant dynamics at other of them (Acevedo, Spa Camping El Faro and Los Acantilados). General Alvarado beaches registered an important accumulation of 28.000 m³ of sand, of which 20% belongs to the urban coastline of Miramar (Spa HR). Grain sizes: In these beaches, the sediments have gone increasing the mean from 1998. The beaches increased the size of their sands toward the North, with fine grains in the refilled beaches and for the effect of tombolo in Los Pinos Beach (Alfar). In some samples of Chapadmalal, coarse grains of basaltic and andesitic composition have been detected in the bottom of the backshore, and pebbles of loess in the top of the backshore. This would indicate a particular dynamics that accumulates rolling stones transported by coastal drift from the South, the first one presumably of patagonic pebbles and of eroded material of the cliff bordering, in the second. Slopes: Beach slopes decrease from North to South, with abrupt peaks in the centre of the urban areas of Mar del Plata. The extreme values in the slopes were observed in the resort places from the downtown. Temporarily, the variations in the slopes were very important; in general a tendency was appreciated to increase the slope of the general beach along the time (except in beaches like Alfonsina, Las Dunas and Los Acantilados). South Area Morphology: The beaches of this area are open and with Loess cliffs. From Miramar to Mar del Sur beach widths extend to 79 m, and from Mar del Sur to Necochea they are narrower (68 m). Touristic activities diminish southwards. The beaches with more dynamics are those that possess groynes, cliffs and abrasion plains, as long as the beach open of Cruz del Moro has had smaller volumetric variations. Some beaches have suffered antrophic action (Costa Bonita or Cruz del Moro) that modified their morphology. Balance: They are heterogeneous beaches, with cliffs and engineering works in Mar del Sur and Costa Bonita, and open beaches in Cruz del Moro and Arenas Verdes. It begins to be important the action of the streams that in certain cases obstruct the longshore drift or they are plugged by effect of the same one. In General Alvarado accumulation is appreciated toward the North and South of the urban area of Miramar, with an important accumulation in Mar del Sur. Lobería presents erosion in its entire coast (-14.746 m³) with more loss in its Eastern sector. Costa Bonita beaches have more dynamics and Cruz del Moro suffer less variability. In both municipalities, erosion cycles and accumulation were observed along the year in correspondence to seasonal variations. Grain sizes: In the beaches of this area, an increase of the value of the mean is appreciated from 1995. In the backshore, grain size diminishes toward the South and in the foreshore, increase toward the South. Slopes: Slopes increase from North to South. With relationship to the foreshore, the slopes are had increasing through the time and all the beaches have had important variations equally. In the discussion, morphodynamics and grain sizes were evaluated, considering specially the dynamics of beaches composed of sand and gravel. The human impact was evaluated in relation to groin construction, nourishment works, buildings at the beach, dune afforestation and sand mining. The conclusions sustain the idea of four interaction processes: 1) seasonal cycles, 2) storms and flood effects, 3) human impact, 4) presence of sand ridges that modify the angle of incidence of the waves producing local effects. The refilled beaches have passed of being reflective to dissipative; as it has only modified slopes and grain size (but not climate of waves), there is still erosive. Erosive beaches have higher slopes (more than 4%). The increase of the slope toward the North indicates more narrow beaches with smaller areas of dry sand. Southeastern beaches are therefore more vulnerable to storm effects. The differential refraction of the waves in the Southeast, generates the continuous energy concentration in certain places of the coast (for example the cliffs in Mar del Plata). Induced for sand ridges there is convergence -erosion- and divergence -sedimentation- of orthogonal separated by few kilometres of distance. The protection of the coast cannot be considered as an individual responsibility, and for it, although local solutions exist, they don't work to regional scale; therefore, the coastal defence should be a cooperative effort among all the coastal municipalities.

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Metales pesados y toxicidad de aguas del Río Aconcagua en Chile/ Heavy metals and toxicity of waters of the Aconcagua River in Chile

Gaete, Hernán; Aránguiz, Fernanda; Cienfuegos, Gabriela; Tejos, Marisol
2007-08-01

Resumen en inglés The toxicity of surface waters in a zone with mining activity in the Aconcagua River was determined through growth inhibition bioassays of Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, and correlated with heavy metal concentrations. Results show that the waters near the discharge of the mining effluent displayed toxicity during all periods of study; the molybdenum and copper concentration exceeded the norms of water quality. The correlations between the concentrations of metals and th (mas) e growth rate of P. subcapitata varied in the different periods of the study; inverse and significant correlations with copper stand out in some periods.

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Mercury and other trace elements in soils affected by the mine tailing spill in Aznalcóllar (SW Spain)

Cabrera, Francisco; Ariza, J.; Madejón, Paula; Madejón, Engracia; Murillo Carpio, José Manuel
2008-01-01

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La pequeña minería del oro en Cuba: historia, metalogenia y perspectiva/ Small mining for gold in Cuba: its history, metallogeny, and perspective

Díaz Martínez, Roberto
2010-01-01

Resumen en español La historia de la minería del oro en Cuba ha sido descrita en numerosos trabajos publicados, sin embargo no ha sido sistematizada acorde a las diferentes etapas del desarrollo socio-económico de la isla. Asimismo, se han elaborado clasificaciones y modelos conceptuales en el campo de la metalogenia del oro en Cuba, muchas de las cuales son profusas y no reflejan claramente los atributos esenciales que caracterizan las mineralizaciones de oro en la isla. Lo antes expuest (mas) o permitió desarrollar una investigación de carácter histórico-descriptivo sobre la base de una exhaustiva revisión, análisis e interpretación de la información disponible. La minería de oro en la isla se puede enmarcar en tres periodos históricos: colonial, neocolonial y revolucionario. En la evolución geológica de Cuba se reconocen 4 episodios metalogenéticos principales de oro: (i) Aptiense-Campaniense, con la formación de mineralizaciones porfídicas de Au-Cu, de skarn de Au y epitermales de Au y Ag de baja y alta sulfuración; (ii) Campaniense tardío-Daniense temprano, donde se formaron mineralizaciones de oro de tipo orogénico y en listvenitas; (iii) Daniense-Eoceno medio, muy prolífero en mineralizaciones de oro en listvenitas (Cuba central) y asociadas al arco de islas volcánicas del Paleógeno (sur de Cuba oriental); y (iv) Oligoceno-reciente, donde se han originado las mineralizaciones en sobreros de hierro a partir de la oxidación de yacimientos de menas sulfurosos y placeres. La futura minería del oro en Cuba es muy atractiva, pero a pequeña y mediana escala. Resumen en inglés The history of gold mining in Cuba has been described in numerous published works; however, it has not been systematized in accordance with the socio-economic developments of the island. Several classifications and conceptual models have been presented on the gold metallogeny in Cuba, but they are not clear and do not plainly reflect the essential attributes that characterize gold mineralization on the island. The aforementioned circumstances justified a historical-descri (mas) ptive research project based on an exhaustive literature review, and the analysis and interpretation of the available information. Gold mining on the island extends over three historical stages: colonial, neocolonial and revolutionary. Four main metallogenetic episodes for gold formation can be distinguished on the island of Cuba: (i) an Aptian-Campanian stage of mineralization with low- and high-sulfidation Au-Cu porphyries, Au skarns and Au-Ag epithermal deposits; (ii) a late Campanian-early Danian episode that hosts orogenic-type gold mineralization and listvenites; (iii) very prolifc Danian-middle Eocene gold mineralization in listvenites in Central Cuba and in Palaeogene volcanic island arc rocks in the southern part of eastern Cuba; and lastly, (iv) an Oligocene-Recent mineralization stage in which surface gossans are produced by the oxidation of sulfide ores and placers. The future of gold mining in Cuba is very attractive, but at a small to medium scale.

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Field application of industrial by-products as Al toxicity amendments: chemical and mineralogical implications

Illera, V.; Garrido, Fernando; Vizcayno, Carmen; García González, María Teresa
2004-02-24

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Fault architecture and related distribution of physical properties in granitic massifs: geological and geophysical methodologies

Martí, David; Escuder Viruete, J.; Carbonell, Ramón; Flecha, I.; Pérez-Estaún, Andrés
2006-01-01

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Evaluation de la contamination et évolution de la qualité des eaux au voisinage d'une mine abandoneé d'extraction de plomb.

Baghdad, B.; Naimi, Mustapha; Bouabdli, Abdelhak; Sonnet, Philippe; García-Sánchez, A.; Bounakhla, Moussa; Iñigo, A. C.
2009-01-01

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Estrategia para identificar jales con potencial de riesgo ambiental en un distrito minero: estudio de caso en el Distrito de Guanajuato, México/ Strategy for the identification of tailings with environmental risk potencial in a mining district: case study in the Guanajuato Distric, Mexico

Ramos-Arroyo, Yann René; Siebe-Grabach, Christina Desireé
2006-01-01

Resumen en español Se desarrolló una estrategia para identificar jales con potencial de riesgo ambiental en el Distrito Minero de Guanajuato. Se ubicaron los depósitos de jales de cianuración y flotación que existen en la zona y para cada depósito se compiló información respecto a los yacimientos de origen, el método de beneficio y construcción del cual resultaron, y el tiempo que llevan expuestos a la atmósfera. También se describió su situación actual respecto a la erosión. (mas) Se escogieron cinco depósitos de jales representativos del origen geológico, para los cuales se describieron y colectaron muestras compuestas superficiales y de perfiles de hasta máximo 1 metro de profundidad. Se determinaron evidencias morfológicas de acidificación en campo (color, textura al tacto, contenido de carbonatos y estructura) y en las muestras se cuantificó el contenido total de cobre, plomo y zinc. Se encontraron 31 depósitos de jales, los cuales ocupan un área de 81.9 hectáreas y representan 40.3 millones de toneladas. Hay once depósitos de jales de cianuración construidos entre 1905 y 1946, de los cuales cuatro están fuertemente erosionados. Hay veinte presas de jales de flotación 'bulk', cuyos depósitos presentan una clasificación textural: las áreas proximales a la cortina de retención son de textura arenosa, tienen baja capacidad de retención de humedad y están bien aireadas, mientras que las zonas distales a la cortina tienen textura arcillosa, baja permeabilidad y baja capacidad de aireación, lo que permite la acumulación de agua en tiempo de lluvias y favorece condiciones reductoras. Todos los jales tienen pH alcalino, excepto los horizontes arenosos de un sitio con 75 años de abandono (Pozuelos) con pH de 5, que indica que en condiciones bien aireadas y drenadas se presenta acidificación local. Las concentraciones de metales en los jales son de medias a altas según normas de diferentes países: 37 a 429 mg/kg de Cu, 13 a 178 mg/kg de Pby 36a 448 mg/kg de Zn. El origen geológico de los jales determina las concentraciones de metales, ya que residuos provenientes de menas tipo 'stockwork' tienen menores concentraciones de metales que los extraídos de vetas o brechas. Los jales de flotación presentan una gran variabilidad espacial en sus contenidos de metales relacionada con la clasificación textural dentro del depósito, de tal manera que las zonas proximales tienen concentraciones de metales más bajas que las distales. La estrategia propuesta fue útil para identificar los factores que determinan la distribución de elementos con potencial tóxico en los jales de la región así como para evaluar el potencial de acidificación. En este caso los factores que controlan las concentraciones de metales fueron el origen geológico y la clasificación textural, mientras que la acidificación es controlada tanto por el origen geológico como por la presencia de humedad y es más favorecida en texturas gruesas. Resumen en inglés In this study, the environmental risk of tailings in the Guanajuato Mining District is evaluated. Within the district, cyanadation and flotation tailings were located, and information about geological origin, ore process and construction method, and age was compiled for each tailing; the current erosion situation was also described. Five tailings representative of the different geological origins were chosen, and profiles of maximum one meter depth were described and samp (mas) led; composite surface samples were also obtained. In the field, morphological evidences of acidification were registered, and total contents of copper, lead and zinc was quantified in the laboratory. Thirty-two tailings were identified, which occupy an area of 82.5 hectares and have an estimated weight of 40.3 millions of tons. Eleven correspond to cyanadation tailings deposited between 1905 and 1946, of which four are strongly eroded. Twenty-one are bulk-flotation tailings that show textural variations within the deposit: areas proximal to the dam have a sandy texture, low water holding capacity, and are well aerated, while distal zones have a clayey texture, low permeability, and are not well aerated, constituting zones where water accumulates during the rainy season. Metal concentrations in tailings range from high to medium according to existing regulations in different countries: 37 to 429 mg/kg Cu, 13 to 178 mg/kg Pb and 36 to 448 mg/kg Zn, and, because of their great volumes, tailings can produce negative impacts to the environment. The geological origin of the tailings determines the metal concentrations: stockwork wastes have lower metal contents than wastes from veins or breccias. Flotation tailings present a large spatial variability in their metal contents which is related to the textural classification within the deposit, with proximal zones having lower metal concentrations than distal ones. The developed strategy was useful to identify factors that control the distribution of potentially harmful elements in the zone and also to evaluate acidification potentials. The main factors that control the metal contents are the geological origin and the textural classification, whereas acidification is controlled by the geological origin and the presence of water, and is favored by coarse textures.

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Estado actual del conocimiento sobre el arsénico en el agua de Argentina y Chile: origen, movilidad y tratamiento

Fernandez-Turiel, J. L.; Galindo, Griselda; Parada, Miguel Ángel; Gimeno, D.; García-Vallés, M.; Saavedra Alonso, Julio
2005-10-01

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Effect of remediation on trace metal pollution in soils of Guadiamar river valley.

Cabrera, Francisco; Clemente Salas, Luis; Cordón, Rosario; Hurtado, María Dolores; López Núñez, Rafael; Madejón, Paula; Marañón, Teodoro; Moreno Lucas, Félix; Murillo Carpio, José Manuel; Nagel, I.
2010-09-01

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Chalcopyrite dissolution rate law from pH 1 to 3

Acero, P.; Cama, Jordi; Ayora, Carlos; Asta, M. P.
2009-06-01

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Ash Deposition in a Pulverized Coal-Fired Power Plant after High-Calcium Lignite Combustion

Fernandez-Turiel, J. L.; Georgakopoulos, Andreas; Gimeno, D.; Papastergios, Georgios; Kolovos, Nestoras
2004-01-01

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A remote sensing based approach for the restoration of an open-cast coal mine site in Spain

Llorens, J. F.; Fernandez-Turiel, J. L.; Banninger, Cliff; Almer, A.
2000-01-01

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