Metal mobility and plant uptake in copper sulphide mine spoil dump (Vigonzano Mine, Northern Apennines, Italy)

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Authors:Dinelli, Enrico; Lombini, Alessandra
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Universita di Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze Mineralogiche, Bologna, Italy
Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Volume Title:Mineralogica et Petrographica Acta
Source:Mineralogica et Petrographica Acta, Vol.37, p.125-140. Publisher: Istituto di Mineralogia e Petrografia dell'Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy. ISSN: 0540-1437
Publication Date:1994
Note:In English with Italian summary. 45 refs.; illus., incl. 4 tables, geol. sketch map
Summary:The geochemical behaviour of Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu and Zn in spoil heaps from Fe and Cu mines was studied, and plant uptake of these elements was studied. The presence of a diffuse vegetation cover may help to reduce metal mobility to the surrounding environment by directly absorbing metal ions from soil solutions and waters draining the mine spoil area. The plant species Silene armeria seems particularly able to tolerate the high metal loading typical of the mine spoil area and is recommended for revegetation programmes aimed at the reclamation of such metalliferous waste-rock dumps. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Chemical composition; Chromium; Copper; Geochemistry; Iron; Metals; Migration of elements; Mining; Mining geology; Nickel; Plantae; Pollutants; Pollution; Spoils; Waste disposal; Zinc; Apennines; Emilia-Romagna Italy; Europe; Italy; Northern Apennines; Piacenza Italy; Southern Europe; Plant uptake; Silene armeria; Vigonzano Mine
Abstract Numbers:96M/345
Record ID:1997070678
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data supplied by CNR, Comitato Scienze Geologiche e Minerarie
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