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Open-File Report 2007–1241

Selected Water-Quality Data for the Standard Mine, Gunnison County, Colorado, 2006-2007

By Philip L. Verplanck, Andrew H. Manning, M. Alisa Mast, Richard B. Wanty, R. Blaine McCleskey, Todor Todorov, and Monique Adams

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Abstract

Mine drainage and underground water samples were collected for analysis of inorganic solutes as part of a 1-year, hydrogeologic investigation of the Standard Mine and vicinity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has listed the Standard Mine in the Elk Creek drainage near Crested Butte, Colorado, as a Superfund Site because discharge from the Standard Mine enters Elk Creek, contributing dissolved and suspended loads of zinc, cadmium, copper, and other metals to Coal Creek, which is the primary drinking-water supply for the town of Crested Butte.

Water analyses are reported for mine-effluent samples from Levels 1 and 5 of the Standard Mine, underground samples from Levels 3 and 5 of the Standard Mine, mine effluent from an adit located on the Elk Lode, and two spring samples that emerged from waste-rock material below Level 5 of the Standard Mine and the adit located on the Elk Lode. Reported analyses include field parameters (pH, specific conductance, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and redox potential) and major constituents and trace elements.

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Posted September 2007


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Verplanck, P.L., Manning, A.H., Mast, M. A., Wanty, R.B., McCleskey, R.B., Todorov, Todor, and Adams, Monique, 2007, Selected water-quality data for the Standard Mine, Gunnison County, Colorado, 2006-2007: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1241, 12 p.



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