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Main Title Application of Geophysics to Acid Mine Drainage Investigations. Volume 2. Site Investigations.
Author Custis, K. ;
CORP Author California State Dept. of Conservation, Sacramento.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher Sep 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-X-820497-01-0; EPA/530/R-95/013B;
Stock Number PB95-191276
Additional Subjects Acid mine drainage ; Copper industry ; Geophysical surveys ; Electromagnetic prospecting ; Magnetometers ; Seepage ; Profiles ;
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NTIS  PB95-191276 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 103p
The report describes geophysical field investigations undertaken to evaluate the utility of surface geophysical techniques in detecting and monitoring groundwater pollution from mine waste in the Western United States. The document addresses results of investigations at Spenceville Copper Mine, Leviathan Sulfur Mine, Iron Mountain Copper Mine, and Walker Copper Mine. Methods used in the field investigations included conventional D.C. resistivity, electromagnetic, self potential, and magnetic. It was found that the source and extent of acid mine drainage can be identified, known groundwater flow paths correlate well with geophysical anomalies, subsurface layering of mine waste piles can be mapped with some geophysical methods, and leakage from waste impoundments is detectable by some surface geophysical methods. The document includes maps, charts, and tables.