Metal Contamination From Gold Mining In
Well as soil and water (surface and groundwater) pollution (AngloGold Ashanti, 2004). Historically impoundment on land was the preferred option for tailings disposal on the Witwatersrand (Figure 1). The environmental implications of this disposal option include contamination of streams by acid mine drainage (AMD), contamination.Apr 25, 2017 Mining is the extraction of minerals and other geological materials of economic value from deposits on the Earth. Mining adversely affects the environment by inducing loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil. Mining can also trigger the formation of sinkholes.Tailings from gold mining operations can pose a threat to the environment and health of nearby communities. Not only can this waste be harmful if it leaches into groundwater, but it.May 15, 2013 The purpose of this paper was to assess contamination from 19th century gold (Au) mining in the Cid district, North Carolina. Sediment samples collected from active channel sediments and floodplain cores were analyzed for mercury.