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Hydrogeochemical characteristics of acid mine drainage in the vicinity of an abandoned mine, Daduk Creek, Korea

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Authors
Lee, J.S.; Chon, H.T.
Issue Date
2006
Publisher
Elsevier
Citation
J. Geochem. Explor. 88, 37-40
Keywords
Acid mine drainageTailingsGeochemical modelingSchwertmannite
Abstract
Acid mine drainage discharged from the abandoned Daduk mine towards the Daduk creek has a pH of 3.3, and concentrations of Al, Mn, Fe, Zn and SO4 of 18, 41, 45, 38 and 1940 mg/L, respectively. In particular, As concentration in acid mine drainage is 1000 μg/L. Removing order of metal ions normalized by SO4 concentration downstream from discharge point is Fe > As > Al > Cu > Zn > Mn > Cd > Pb. In the Daduk creek, Fe and As are the most rapidly depleted downstream from acid mine drainage because As adsorbs, coprecipitates and forms compounds with ferric oxyhydroxide. From the results of geochemical modeling using the Phreeq C program, goethite (FeOOH) is oversaturated, and schwertmannite (Fe8O8(OH)4.5(SO4)1.75) is the most stable solid phase at low pH in the Daduk creek. Yellowish red (orange ochre) precipitates that occurred in the study area are probably composed of goethite or schwertmannite.
ISSN
0375-6742
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/7492
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2005.08.012
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