Study of water-rock interaction in sulfide mining tailings using geochemical and geoelectrical methods

Nataliya Yurkevich, Svetlana Bortnikova, Vladimir Olenchenko, Nataliya Abrosimova, Olga Saeva, Yuriy Karin

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Abstract

Sulphide-bearing mill wastes of the Ursk Ore Processing Plant situated in the Kemerovo region (Russia) were investigated in the 2013 - 2015. Multipurpose studies of the Ursk mining tailings allowed to determine the composition of the wastes pore waters, acid mine drainages and affected groundwater. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) was used to trace the geoelectric zoning of the wastes, expressed as a consistent change of the electrical resistivity from zone to zone. Layers with low resistivity indicate areas with pore spaces filled by highly mineralized solutions with high concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, As, and Sb up to 12 g/L in total.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15TH WATER-ROCK INTERACTION INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, WRI-15
EditorsJM Marques, A Chambel
PublisherElsevier Science B.V.
Pages112-115
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event15th Water-Rock Interaction International Symposium (WRI) - Evora, Portugal
Duration: 16 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProcedia Earth and Planetary Science
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Volume17
ISSN (Print)1878-5220

Conference

Conference15th Water-Rock Interaction International Symposium (WRI)
CountryPortugal
CityEvora
Period16.10.201621.10.2016

Keywords

  • Mining tailings
  • geoelectric zoning
  • monitoring
  • ground water pollution

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