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Natural acid rock drainage associated with black shale in the Yukon Territory, Canada

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2009

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Kwong, Y. T. John, Whitley, Gerry, and Roach, Patrick, 2009, Natural acid rock drainage associated with black shale in the Yukon Territory, Canada: Applied Geochemistry, v. 24, no. 2, p. 221-231.

Summary

Investigated herein are water and sediment geochemistry, and metal attenuation processes associated with natural acid rock drainage originating from black shale formations in the Macmillan Pass area, Clear Lake prospect and Engineer Creek by the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The most metalliferous water having pH 3.0, 150 mg/L Zn, 39 mg/L Ni, 2.8 mg/L Cu and 9.1 mg/L As was found in a tributary stream of Engineer Creek with no known mineral deposits occurring in the vicinity. For all three study areas, the water and sediment geochemistry is significantly affected by the local lithology and prevailing metal attenuation processes. Despite their anomalous acidity and metal contents, the natural acid streams contribute [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2008.11.017
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0883-2927, 0883-2927

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