This lecture may be of interest - view live online or in-person at the USGS Menlo Park facility:
The Environmental Legacy of California's Gold Rush: Arsenic and Mercury Contamination from Historic Mining
Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. PDT Watch Live Online
USGS, Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3
Menlo Park, California
The Environmental Legacy of California's Gold Rush:by Andrea Foster, USGS Research Geologist & Christopher Kim, Associate Professor, Chapman University
Arsenic and Mercury Contamination from Historic Mining
- Why are arsenic and mercury associated with California's gold mines?
- What types of arsenic and mercury contamination can be directly related to historic mining?
- How are geochemists studying the distribution and transformations of these contaminants in the environment?
- How does arsenic and mercury contamination from mining affect human and animal populations in California?