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  •  just had another thought about the lack of metals (1+ / 0-)
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    in the water: could there be a ferricrete shell around the tailing piles?

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you can succeed." -Nancy Pelosi, 6/29/07.

    by nailbender on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 09:50:34 PM PST

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    •  Don't recall it mentioned (3+ / 0-)
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      Cementation is a problem in the creek though.

      In 2003 they had to pile more rip-rap against the tailings to stabilize them. They really are right on the creek.

      Also, the mine runoff, besides low pH, appeared to be fairly harmless as well from the analysis - although we hiked up to the portal, and the trickle alongside the road leaves a nice yellow stain (probably sulfur) and isn't something you'd want in your canteen.

      I have my fears, but they do not have me - Peter Gabriel

      by badger on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 11:07:06 PM PST

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