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Metal and Mineral Commodities in the Built and Waste Stream Environments: Uses, Characteristics, and Environmental/Health Implications

Task 1—Built Environment

Papers

Plumlee, G., 2014, When water, gravity and geology collide: Firsthand observations of the impacts of the 2013 Colorado floods: Earth Magazine, v. 59, p. 29-34. http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/when-water-gravity-and-geology-collide-firsthand-observations-impacts-2013-colorado-floods. Paper describes impacts upon and potential environmental contamination from the built environment due to the catastrophic Colorado Front Range flooding in September, 2013.

Gray, J.E., Theodorakos, P.M., David L. Fey, and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2014, Mercury concentrations and distribution in soil, water, mine waste leachates, and air in and around mercury mines in the Big Bend region, Texas, USA: Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 37(1), p. 35-48. DOI 10.1007/s10653-014-9628-1.

Plumlee, G.S., Morman, S.A., and Cook, A., 2012, The environmental and medical geochemistry of urban disasters: Elements Magazine, 7(6), p. 451-457. DOI: 10.2113/gselements.8.6.451. Request Elements 2009 article pdf. Most of the manuscript preparation was funded by the Minerals and Health Project, but this project provided salary support for final manuscript revisions.

Papers Submitted

Plumlee, G.S., Alpers, C.N., Morman, S.A., and San Juan, C., submitted, Environmental and environmental-health implications of the ARkStorm Scenario: Natural Hazards Review, ARkStorm Special issue, 26 msp. pages plus 22 p. supplementary text. Contains considerable discussion of the built environment. Also funded by the Minerals and Health and Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project.

Conference abstracts

Plumlee, G.S., Morman, S.A., Hoefen, T.M., 2014, Interdisciplinary environmental-health science throughout disaster lifecycles: American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting.

Plumlee, G.S., Benzel, W.M., Swayze, G.A., Holloway, J., Hoefen, T.M., Morman, S.A., Kolpin, D.W., Driscoll, R., Berry, C.J., and Reitman, J., 2014, Impacts of the September 2013 Colorado Front Range flooding on the built and natural environments, and implications for environmental health: Geological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper248783.html

Plumlee, G., Swayze, G., Benzel, W., Holloway, J., Hoefen, T., and Morman, S., 2014, Observations on the 2013 Colorado flooding and its impacts on the natural and built environments: University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center, 2014 Natural Hazards Workshop, http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/workshop/abstracts/highlights.html

Plumlee, G., Hoefen, T. and Morman, S., 2014, Assessing and anticipating the environmental and health implications of hazardous materials produced by disasters: University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center, 2014 Natural Hazards Workshop, http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/workshop/abstracts/index.html#posters

Plumlee, G.S., Smith, K.S., Hageman, P.L, Hoefen, T.M., Swayze, G.A., Benzel, W., Lowers, H., Morman, S.A., Wolf R., and Koenig, A., 2013, Trace metals and minerals in materials of the built environment: implications for recycling, disposal, and environmental health: Geological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper232514.html

Hageman, P.L., Plumlee, G.S., and Smith, K.S., 2013, Water reactivity of a variety of earth materials: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper231884.html. Included discussion of earth materials used in the built environment.

Other Presentations

G. Plumlee, Invited talk—University of Colorado Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering: Disasters and the built environment: Implications for the natural environment, human health, cleanup, and resilience. http://ceae.colorado.edu/geotech/Files/2014_04_25_Plumlee.pdf [PDF, 114 KB]

Task 2—Waste Stream Environment

Papers

Hoal, K.O., Woodhead, J., and Smith, K.S., 2013, The importance of mineralogical input into geometallurgy programs, in Proceedings, Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet 2013), Brisbane, Qld, Australia, p. 17-25. (Keynote paper)

Smith, K.S., Figueroa, L.A., and Plumlee, G.S., 2013, Can treatment and disposal costs be reduced through metal recovery? in A. Brown, L. Figueroa, and C. Wolkersdorfer (eds.), Reliable Mine Water Technology, International Mine Water Association (Vol. I): Denver, Colorado, Publication Printers, p. 729-735. http://imwa.info/docs/imwa_2013/IMWA2013_Smith_470.pdf [PDF, XXX KB]

Smith, K.S., Hoal, K.O., Walton-Day, K., Stammer, J.G., and Pietersen, K., 2013, Automated quantitative micro-mineralogical characterization for environmental applications, in Proceedings, 2013 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Preprint 13-140, 7 p.

Yager, D.B., Johnson, R.H., Rockwell, B.W., Caine, J.S., and Smith, K.S., 2013, A GIS and statistical approach to identify variables that control water quality in hydrothermally altered and mineralized watersheds, Silverton, Colorado, USA: Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(3), p. 1057-1082. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2229-y

Smith, K.S., Balistrieri, L.S., and Todd, A.S., 2014, Using biotic ligand models to predict metal toxicity in mineralized systems: Applied Geochemistry, In Press, Corrected Proof, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.07.005.

Smith, K.S., Ranville, J.F., Lesher, E.K., Diedrich, D.J., McKnight, D.M., and Sofield, R.M., 2014, Fractionation of fulvic acid by iron and aluminum oxides—influence on copper toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia: Environmental Science and Technology, 48(20), p. 11934-11943. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es502243m

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) Sampling and Monitoring Handbook:

Technical Announcement: Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle Handbook Now Available: Released 9/19/2014 3:31:13 PM http://usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4007

McLemore, V.T., Smith, K.S., and Russell, C.C., (eds.), 2014, Sampling and monitoring for the mine life cycle, Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water Series, v. 6: Englewood, CO, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 191 p. (8 chapters and 6 digital appendices) http://www.smenet.org/store/mining-books.cfm/Sampling-&-Monitoring-for-the-Mine-Life-Cycle/355-7

Chapters:

McLemore, V.T., Smith, K.S., and Russell, C.C., 2014, Sampling and monitoring during the mining phases, Chapter 2, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 9-31.

Russell, C.C., Smith, K.S., and McLemore, V.T., 2014, Data management, assessment, and analysis for decision-making, Chapter 7, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 153-170.

Russell, C.C., Smith, K.S., and McLemore, V.T., 2014, Decision making, risk, and uncertainty, Chapter 4, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 111-132.

Russell, C.C., Smith, K.S., and McLemore, V.T., 2014, Sampling and monitoring program implementation, Chapter 6, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 145-152.

Russell, C.C., Smith, K.S., and McLemore, V.T., 2014, The planning process, Chapter 5, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 133-144.

Smith, K.S., and McLemore, V.T., 2014, Introduction, Chapter 1, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 1-7.

Smith, K.S., McLemore, V.T., and Russell C.C., 2014, Sampling considerations in the mining environment, Chapter 3, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 33-109.

Sidebars:

Smith, K.S., 2014, Sampling surficial material from mining waste-rock piles [sidebar], in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 54.

Smith, K.S., and Ramsey, C.A., 2014, What does representative sample mean? [sidebar], in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 38.

Summaries:

Smith, K.S., 2014, Alkalinity and acidity, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:74-76.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Biotic ligand model, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:174-176.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Dissolution, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:131-133.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:76-78.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Dissolved organic carbon (DOC), in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:78-81.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmark (ESB), in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:153-154.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Field-test kits and ion-selective electrodes, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:84-87.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Hyporheic flow and groundwater/surface-water interactions, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:67-70.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Sequential, selective, and partial extractions, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:157-160.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Splitting/subsampling, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:127-131.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Surface water, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:65-67.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Suspended sediment, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:120-123.

Smith, K.S., 2014, Temperature, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:101-102.

Smith, K.S., 2014, USGS Field Leach Test (USGS FLT), in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:163-164.

Smith, K.S., and Butler, B.A., 2014, Conductivity and specific conductance, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:98-100.

Smith, K.S., and Russell, C.C., 2014, Stream flow and discharge, in V.T. McLemore, K.S. Smith, and C.C. Russell (eds.), Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle—Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water, v. 6, Appendix 3: Englewood, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. A3:87-90.

Conference abstracts

Hageman, P.L., Plumlee, G.S., and Smith, K.S., 2013, Water reactivity of a variety of earth materials: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7, p. 385. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper231884.html

Smith, K.S., Hageman, P.L., Koenig, A.E., Crock, J.G., Yager, T.J.B., and Plumlee, G.S., 2013, Metal recovery from waste streams: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7, p. 721. (Oral presentation in Geology for the Common Good: Sustainable Resources for the 21st Century) https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper226717.html

Nordstrom, D.K., and Smith, K.S., 2014, Extraction of useful resources from mining-influenced water (MIW), in Proceedings, U.S. EPA National Conference on Mining-Influenced Waters, August 12-14, 2014, Albuquerque, NM, p. 69-70.

Invited Webinar/Workshop Presentations

Smith, K.S., 2013, Sampling considerations at mining sites: Webinar presentation in the CLU-IN Webinar Series on Hardrock Mining Geochemistry and Hydrology, Workshop 3, March 5, 2013, sponsored by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development. INVITED http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/r10hardrock3_030513/

Smith, K.S., Yager, T.J.B., Crock, J.G., Hageman, P.L., and Plumlee, G.S., 2013, Potentially recoverable metals of economic importance in biosolids: Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) Biosolids Committee Annual Workshop, Fort Collins, Colorado, November 14, 2013. INVITED

Other presentations

Hoal, K.O., Woodhead, J., and Smith, K., 2013, The importance of mineralogical input into geomet programs: GeoMet 2013, Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference, Brisbane, Australia, September 30-October 2, 2013. (invited keynote address delivered by Hoal).

Smith, K.S., Figueroa, L.A., and Plumlee, G.S., 2013, Can treatment and disposal costs be reduced through metal recovery?: International Mine Water Association Annual Conference, Golden, Colorado, August 5-9, 2013.

Smith, K.S., Hoal, K.O., Walton-Day, K., Stammer, J.G., and Pietersen, K., 2013, Mineralogical characterization for environmental applications: 2013 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Denver, CO, February 24–27, 2013 (oral presentation delivered by Hoal due to USGS sequestration decision).

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