Geoenvironmental Models of Mineral Deposits, and Geology-Based Mineral-Environmental Assessments of Public Lands
By G.S. Plumlee, K.S. Smith and W.H. Ficklin
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-0203
This publication introduces and describes the geoenvironmental model of mineral deposits. The mineral deposit geology and the geochemical processes control element dispersion into the environment before, during and after mineral resource development. This paper describes how this information is organized into models and how such models can be used to assess the environmental effects of mineral resource development on public lands
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