Heavy metals in sediments and soils around the Bucim copper mine area

Serafimovski, Todor and Alderton, David H.M and Dolenec, Tadej and Tasev, Goran and Dolenec, Matej (2005) Heavy metals in sediments and soils around the Bucim copper mine area. Geologica Macedonica, 19 (1). pp. 69-81. ISSN O352-1206

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Abstract

In frame of this paper are given the results and findings from the research performed for determination of metal pollution around the porphyry copper deposit Bucim. After the analysis and interpretation of data were confirmed the assumptions for increased values of the the following metals: Cu, Fe, Zn, Pb, Mn, Ni, Cd, Ag, As and Co. Since the Bucim Mine is a mine for copper exploitation, especially interesting were the results for Cu that reached 17.5-153541.0 mg/kg in sediments and 35.0-4248.0 mg/kg in soils. The increase of metal concentration was determined in all of the analyzed medias: sediment and soil. Increased concentrations of metals quite often were of several times magnitude over the maximal allowed standards. The increase of metals concentration of metals in sediments and soils was highest in the area of the tailling dam and below the studied watercourses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Goran Tasev
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 14:01
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 14:01
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1554

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