Piatak, Nadine M.

About the author

U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Region, Midwest area, Geology discipline
Abandoned mines and quarries, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Atomic absorption analysis, Atomic emission spectroscopy, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Calcium, Capturing (animals), Carbon, Cerium, Cesium, Chemical analysis, Chlorine, Chromatography, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Economic geology, Ecosystem management, Ecotoxicology, Erbium, Europium, Fish, Fluorine, Gadolinium, Gallium, Geochemical processes, Geochemistry, Geologic history, Geospatial datasets, Germanium, Hafnium, Holmium, Hydrologic processes, Iron, Isotopic analysis, Laboratories, Lanthanum, Laws and regulations, Lead, Lithium, Lutetium, Macroinvertebrates, Magnesium, Manganese, Mass spectroscopy, Mercury, Metallic mineral resources, Metamorphic rocks, Metamorphism (geological), Mine drainage, Mine waste, Mineral deposits, Mineral resources, Mineralogy, Mining and quarrying, Molybdenum, Natural resource assessment, Natural resource exploration, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Nitrogen, Nonmetallic mineral resources, Ore formation, Petrography, Petrology, Phosphorus, Placer deposit mining, Potassium, Praseodymium, Resource supply and demand, Risk assessment, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Sedimentary rocks, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Soil chemistry, Stratigraphy, Strontium, Sulfur, Surface water quality, Tantalum, Tectonic processes, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Titanium, Toxic trace element contamination, Tracer study, Tungsten, Unconsolidated deposits, Uranium, Vanadium, Waste treatment and disposal, Water chemistry, Water pH, Water sampling, X-ray diffraction, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium, Lakes, Mine sites, Mineral deposit areas, Streams, Metamorphic rock, Sandstone, Sedimentary rock, Gold, Lead, Molybdenum, Zinc, DBF, Shapefile, Tab-delimited text, Barite, Beryllium, Hafnium, Niobium, Tantalum, Titanium, Zirconium

Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely Copper Mine superfund site, Orange County, Vermont

An environmental impact study is done for the abandoned Ely copper mine. The extent of contamination is studyed along with the type and chemical composition of the mine waste piles.

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Geochemical Characterization of Mine Waste, Mine Drainage, and Stream Sediments at the Pike Hill Copper Mine Superfund Site, Orange County, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sampling procedures, analytical methodologies, and results to assess the potential for mine waste and drainage to have an adverse impact on aquatic ecosystems, on drinking- water supplies, and to human health

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Preliminary results of sequential extraction experiments for selenium on mine waste and stream sediments from Vermont, Maine, and New Zealand.

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Sequential extraction results and mineralogy of mine waste and stream sediments associated with metal mines in Vermont, Maine, and New Zealand

Results from sequential extraction experiments and the quantitative mineralogy for samples of stream sediments and mine wastes collected from metal mines.

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Powder X-ray diffraction laboratory, Reston, Virginia

Describes the instruments features and its application to a variety of earth science issues including but not limited to: amorphous phases, ore deposits, unconventional energy resources, organics and coal, soils and sediments, clay and rare earth minerals

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Characteristics and environmental aspects of slag: a review

Slag is a waste product from the pyrometallurgical processing of various ores. Based on over 150 published studies, this paper provides an overview of mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of different types of slag and their enviro

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Environmental characteristics and utilization potential of metallurgical slag: Chapter 19

Slag, an abundant byproduct from the pyrometallurgical processing of ores, can be an environmental liability or a valuable resource. The most common environmental impact of slag is from the leaching of potentially toxic elements, acidity, or alkalinity th

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Barite (Barium)

Barite (barium sulfate, BaSO4) is vital to the oil and gas industry because it is a key constituent of the mud used to drill oil and gas wells. Elemental barium is an additive in optical glass, ceramic glazes, and other products.

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Environmental Considerations Related to Mining of Nonfuel Minerals

A key aspect of identifying and mitigating environmental risks of mining is understanding how they vary from one deposit type to another—a concept that forms the basis for geoenvironmental mineral-deposit models.

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Major, minor, and trace element compositions of bulk drill core samples from the Duluth Complex

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Niobium and Tantalum

Niobium and tantalum are found together in nature because they have similar physical and chemical properties. Niobium is used in high-strength steel alloys, while tantalum is used in electronic capacitors.

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Zirconium and Hafnium

Zirconium and hafnium are corrosion-resistant metals that are widely used in the chemical and nuclear industries. Most zirconium is consumed in the form of the main ore mineral zircon or as zirconium oxide or other zirconium chemicals.

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Oxide and cation compositions of olivine grains from drill core in the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Surface-water hydrology and quality at the Pike Hill Superfund Site, Corinth, Vermont, October 2004 to December 2005

Synoptic water-quality and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling at 14 stream sites to characterize the quality of surface water in the watershed on a seasonal and spatial basis, as well as to assess the effects of wetlands on water quality.

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Low-fluorine stockwork molybdenite deposits

Descriptive mineral deposit model, with locations of known deposits of this type and a few site characteristics.

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Aquatic assessment of the Ely Copper Mine Superfund site, Vershire, Vermont

A wide variety of geochemical analyses show strong local impact on water quality in this area of historical copper mining.

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Beryllium

Beryllium is a mineral commodity that is used in a variety of industries to make products that are essential for the smooth functioning of a modern society.

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Oxide and cation compositions of feldspar grains from drill core of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Titanium

Titanium colors paint, paper, plastic, rubber, and wallboard. Because of its strength and corrosion resistance, titanium metal and its alloys are used in the aerospace industry as well as for welding rod coatings, biological implants, and consumer goods.

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Oxide and cation compositions of pyroxene grains from drill core of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposit model

This report describes key features; identifies tectonic-sedimentary environments; illustrates geochemical, geophysical, and geoenvironmental characteristics; evaluates deposit formation; presents exploration and assessment guides; and lists knowledge gaps

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Fluorine

Fluorine compounds are essential in numerous chemical and manufacturing processes. Fluorspar is the commercial name for fluorite (isometric CaF2), which is the only fluorine mineral that is mined on a large scale.

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Occurrence model for magmatic sulfide-rich nickel-copper-(platinum-group element) deposits related to mafic and ultramafic dike-sill complexes

Magmatic sulfide deposits containing nickel and copper, with or without platinum-group elements, account for approximately 60 percent of the world’s nickel production. Most of the remainder of the Ni production is deriv

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Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the abandoned Valzinco (lead-zinc) and Mitchell (gold) mine sites prior to reclamation, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Geochemical data for all solid sample media, along with mineralogical data, and results of weathering experiments on Valzinco tailings and field experiments on sediment accumulation in Knights Branch.

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