Metal contamination in Weardale stream sediments, Northern Pennine Orefield, UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58330
Title:
Metal contamination in Weardale stream sediments, Northern Pennine Orefield, UK
Book Title:
Mineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st century
Authors:
Morgan, P. A.; Lord, R. A. (Richard)
Editors:
Piestrzynski, A. (Adam)
Affiliation:
University of Sunderland. School of Science. Applied Geology.
Citation:
Morgan, P. A. and Lord, R. A. (2001) 'Metal contamination in Weardale stream sediments, Northern Pennine Orefield, UK', joint sixth biennial SGA-SEG meeting, Krakow, Poland, 26-29 August 2001, in Piestrzynski, A. (ed) Mineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st century
Publisher:
A. A. Balkema Publishers
Conference:
Proceedings of the joint sixth biennial SGA-SEG meeting, Krakow, Poland, 26-29 August 2001
Issue Date:
Aug-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58330
Abstract:
A total of 107 samples of active stream sediment were collected at 1km intervals over the drainage network of Upper Weardale. In this area of Northern England the River Wear traverses the Northern Pennine Orefield, in which Pb-Zn-F-Ba vein mineralization has been exploited historically by hydraulic, surface and underground mining. Whereas previous regional geochemical surveys avoided potential sources of anthropogenic contamination and sampled minor tributaries, the present survey was of active sediment in the main channel of the River Wear and the major tributaries. Analysis for a range of metals has revealed widespread contamination which persists downstream. Comparisons to sediment quality guidelines indicate that significant levels of As are present in addition to the anticipated concentrations of Pb and associated metals usually present in the ore and gangue mineral assemblage.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Keywords:
metal contamination; contamination; sediments; Wear; Upper Weardale
ISBN:
9026518463

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, P. A.-
dc.contributor.authorLord, R. A. (Richard)-
dc.contributor.editorPiestrzynski, A. (Adam)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:49:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:49:13Z-
dc.date.issued2001-08-
dc.identifier.isbn9026518463-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58330-
dc.description.abstractA total of 107 samples of active stream sediment were collected at 1km intervals over the drainage network of Upper Weardale. In this area of Northern England the River Wear traverses the Northern Pennine Orefield, in which Pb-Zn-F-Ba vein mineralization has been exploited historically by hydraulic, surface and underground mining. Whereas previous regional geochemical surveys avoided potential sources of anthropogenic contamination and sampled minor tributaries, the present survey was of active sediment in the main channel of the River Wear and the major tributaries. Analysis for a range of metals has revealed widespread contamination which persists downstream. Comparisons to sediment quality guidelines indicate that significant levels of As are present in addition to the anticipated concentrations of Pb and associated metals usually present in the ore and gangue mineral assemblage.-
dc.publisherA. A. Balkema Publishers-
dc.subjectmetal contamination-
dc.subjectcontamination-
dc.subjectsediments-
dc.subjectWear-
dc.subjectUpper Weardale-
dc.titleMetal contamination in Weardale stream sediments, Northern Pennine Orefield, UK-
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedings-
dc.typeBook Chapter-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sunderland. School of Science. Applied Geology.-
dc.title.bookMineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st century-
dc.identifier.conferenceProceedings of the joint sixth biennial SGA-SEG meeting, Krakow, Poland, 26-29 August 2001-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
or.citation.harvardMorgan, P. A. and Lord, R. A. (2001) 'Metal contamination in Weardale stream sediments, Northern Pennine Orefield, UK', joint sixth biennial SGA-SEG meeting, Krakow, Poland, 26-29 August 2001, in Piestrzynski, A. (ed) Mineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st century-
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