Title
Hydrogeochemistry in the zinclead mining district of Les Malines (Gard, France) Hydrogeochemistry in the zinclead mining district of Les Malines (Gard, France)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Chemistry
Source (journal)
Chemical geology / European Association for Geochemistry. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
55(1986) :1/2 , p. 31-44
ISSN
0009-2541
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Sensitive multi-element analysis techniques together with major-element and isotopic analyses were applied to spring, mine and surface waters in the vicinity of an important known zinclead deposit in a carbonate environment, in the Les Malines area (Gard, France). Both the dissolved and suspended phases were investigated, and concretions and sediments were also considered in some cases. This methodological test shows that the ore body leaves various clear fingerprints, such as the Zn, As, Sb, Pb and U levels in the dissolved phase, the sulfate increment and the δ 34S. Some of the elements in solution are controlled by slightly soluble compounds, e.g. Zn by smithsonite and hydrozincite, Ba by barite, and Pb by hydrocerussite. Mapping the saturation indices for these elements appears useful for displaying the hydrogeochemical anomaly.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/8d276d/006d7a0121e.pdf
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