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Hydrochemical characteristics of the natural waters associated with the flooding of the Meirama open pit (A Coruña, NW Spain)

Delgado, J.; Juncosa, R.; Vazquez, A.; Falcon, I.; Canal, J.; Hernández, H.; Padilla, F.; Rodríguez-Vellando, P.; Delgado, J. L.. 2008 Hydrochemical characteristics of the natural waters associated with the flooding of the Meirama open pit (A Coruña, NW Spain). Mineralogical Magazine, 72 (1). 399-403. 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.1.399

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Abstract/Summary

In December, 2007, after 30 years of operations, the mine of Meirama ceased extraction of brown lignite. Since then operations have begun which will lead to the formation of a big mining lake (~2 km2 surface and up to 180 m deep) after controlled flooding of the open pit. In the process of flooding, both surface and ground waters are involved, each with their own chemical signature. According to the information available, the diversion of surface waters towards the pit hole should lead to the formation of a water body of acceptable quality. However, an unassisted flooding process could eventually form an acidic lake.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.1.399
ISSN: 0026461X
Date made live: 15 Jul 2016 15:11 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/513977

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