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Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 20. Water chemistry of the Red River and selected seeps, tributaries, and precipitation, Taos County, New Mexico, 2000-2004

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2006

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Verplanck, P L, McCleskey, R B, and Nordstrom, D K, 2006, Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 20. Water chemistry of the Red River and selected seeps, tributaries, and precipitation, Taos County, New Mexico, 2000-2004: United States Geological Survey.

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As part of a multi-year project to infer the pre-mining ground-water quality at Molycorp‘s Questa mine site, surface-water samples of the Red River, some of its tributaries, seeps, and snow samples were collected for analysis of inorganic solutes and of water and sulfate stable isotopes in selected samples. The primary aim of this study was to document diel, storm event, and seasonal variations in water chemistry for the Red River and similar variations in water chemistry for Straight Creek, a natural analog site similar in topography, hydrology, and geology to the mine site for inferring pre-mining water-quality conditions. Red River water samples collected between 2000 and 2004 show that the largest variations in water chemistry [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 14:48:42 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Chemical Modeling of Acid Waters.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3399">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3399</a>

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