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dc.contributor.authorLeigh, David S.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-24T19:16:37Z
dc.date.available2012-06-24T19:16:37Z
dc.date.issued1995-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-04-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/44081
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1995 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11 and 12, 1995, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractFloodplain sediments downstream from 19th century gold mining sites were studied to determine if mining activities released toxic metals into streams. Mercury was found to be the only significant mining pollutant, and it results from the use of mercury to amalgamate and recover gold from stamp mills and sluices. Sediment-bound mercury in miningrelated sediment ranges from 0.01 to 10.0 mg/kg, whereas natural background concentrations range from 0.01 to 0.06 mg/kg. Mercury content decreases with increasing distance from former mines, and only the sites in very close proximity to mines contain "hazardous" levels of mercury in sediments. Limited data indicate that some mercury is released to stream water in the mining district.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1995. Watershed Protectionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectWater contaminationen_US
dc.subjectWater pollutionen_US
dc.subjectWater quality Georgiaen_US
dc.titleMercury Contamination of Stream Sediment in North Georgia from Former Gold Mines in the Dahlonega Gold Belten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Geography
dc.publisher.originalCarl Vinson Institute of Government


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