Hi,

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
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

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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:
Arsenic and Mercury Contamination from Historic Mining

by Andrea Foster, USGS Research Geologist & Christopher Kim, Associate Professor, Chapman University
  • 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?






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