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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2010.16.20.S1.838

HEAVY METAL VARIATION IN THE SOILS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BALAN MINING PERIMETER

AUTHOR/S: R. BALINT
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 617-624 pp

ABSTRACT

Balan perimeter is one of the most representative mining zones of the Eastern
Carpathians, well known for its copper ores, represented mainly by massive and/or
disseminated pyrite and chalcopyrite concordantly interlayered with low grade Cambrian
metamorphites of the Tulghes Group.

The chemical study of these accumulations highlighted the presence of elements (Cu,
Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Mn) which, by geochemical characteristics and behaviour, can be
included in the category of heavy metals and which, by build-up and/or migration in the
surface water network and soils, can become pollution factors.

The present study has the objective of investigating the accumulation and migration
patterns of the mentioned elements in soils.

Keywords: heavy metals, soils, aqueous solutions, pollution