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Modeling Near-Surface Processes in Mineral Systems

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Presentations

  • Bove, D.J., Lowers, H.A., Blum, A.E., and Plumlee, G.S, 2005, In-situ acid weathering reactions in areas affected by large-scale and pervasive hydrothermal alteration in the southern Rocky Mountains: Implications regarding acid-producing mine dump stability: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 7, p. 394. View Bove GSA abstract.
  • Chou, I-M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2003, Acquisition and evaluation of thermodynamic data for bieberite-moorhouseite equilibria : Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 34, no. 6, p. 634. View Chou 2003 GSA abstract.
  • Chou, I-Ming, and Seal, R.R., 2004, Acquisition and evaluation of thermodynamic data for the reaction CdSO4·8/3H2O = CdSO4·H2O + 5/3 H2O at 0.1 MPa: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 337. View Chou 2004 GSA abstract.
  • Gough, L.P., Sanzolone, R.F., Lamothe, P.J., Foster, A.L., Ager, C.M., and Crock, J.G., 2004, Bioaccumulation and mobility of Cd from mineralized and non-mineralized areas, Alaska: Seattle: Proceedings Soil Sci. Soc. of Amer. Ann. Meeting, p. 467.
  • Hammarstrom, J.M., Brady, K., and Cravotta, C.A., 2005, Mineralogical controls on acid-rock drainage at Skytop, Centre Co., PA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 37, no. 1, p. 64. View Hammarstrom 2005 GSA abstract.
  • Hammarstrom, J.M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2004, Geochemical signatures of historic metal mining in the Virginia gold-pyrite belt: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 2, p. 82. View Hammarstrom 2004 GSA abstract.
  • Piatak, N.M., Seal, R.R., II, and Hammarstrom, J.M., 2004, Environmental significance of cadmium and other trace-element concentrations in sphalerite from mineral deposits: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 27. View Piatak 2004A GSA abstract.
  • Piatak , N.M., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2004, Mineralogical controls on acid-base accounting of mine waste from the abandoned Ely copper mine Superfund site, Vermont: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 2, p. 55. View Piatak 2004B GSA abstract.
  • Seal, R.R., II, Balistrieri, L.S., Piatak, N.M., and Hammarstrom,J.M., 2003, Physical and chemical limnology of an acidic pit lake at the Elizabeth copper mine Superfund site, Vermont: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 34, no. 6, p. 269. View Seal 2003 GSA abstract.
  • Seal, R.R., II, Hammarstrom, J.M., Piatak, N.M., and Balistrieri, L.S., 2004, Relationship of geologic and hydrologic setting to distinct evolutionary paths of mine drainage at the Elizabeth copper mine Superfund site, Vermont: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 2, p. 83. View Seal 2004A GSA abstract.
  • Seal, R.R., II, Wandless, G.A., and Piatak, N.M., 2004, Stable isotope insights into the evolution of mine drainge at the Elizabeth copper mine Superfund site, Vermont: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 82. View Seal 2004B GSA abstract.
  • Wang, B., Wanty, R.B., Gough, L., Day, W., and Vohden, J., 2003, Rare-earth element mobility in mineralized areas of the sub-arctic boreal forest in east-central Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 35, no. 6, p. 407. View Wang GSA abstract.

Papers

USGS Publications

  • Giles, S.A., Eppinger, R.G., Granitto, M., Zelenak, P.P., Adams, M.G., Anthony, M.W., Briggs, P.H., Gough, L.P., Hageman, P.L., Hammarstrom, J.M., Horton, J.D., Sutley, S.J., Theodorakos, P.M., and Wolf, R.E., 2007, Geochemical data for stream-sediment, surface-water, rock, and vegetation samples from Red Mountain (Dry Creek), an unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Bonnifield district, Alaska Range, east-central Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 204, 60 pp., available on [CD-ROM] or at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/204.
  • Hageman, Philip L, 2004, Use of short term (5-minute) and long term (18-hour) leaching tests to characterize, fingerprint, and rank mine waste material from historical mines in the Deer Creek, Snake River, and Clear Creek Watersheds in and around the Montezuma Mining District, in Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5104, 26 p.
  • Hammarstrom, J.M., Brady, K., and Cravotta, C.A., III, 2005, Acid-rock drainage at Skytop, Centre County, Pennsylvania, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1148, 45 p.
  • Kimball, B.A., Nordstrom, D.K., Runkel, R.L., Vincent, K.R., and Verplanck, P.L., 2006, Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 23. Quantification of mass loading from mined and unmined areas along the Red River, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5004, 53, p.
  • Piatak, N.M., Hammarstrom, J.M., Seal, R.R., II, Briggs, P.H ., Meier, A.L., Muzik, T.L., and Jackson, J.C., 2004, Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely copper mine Superfund site, Orange County, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2004-1248.
  • Piatak, N.M., Seal, R.R., II, Hammarstrom, J.M., Meier, A.L., and Briggs, P.H ., 2003, Geochemical characterization of slags, other mine waste, and their leachate from the Elizabeth and Ely mines (Vermont), the Ducktown mining district (Tennessee), and the Clayton smelter site (Idaho): U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 03-260.
  • Piatak, N.M., Seal, R.R., II, Hammarstrom, J.M., Kiah, R.G., Deacon, J.R., Adams, M., Anthony, M.W., Briggs, P.H., and Jackson, J.C., 2006, Geochemical characterization of mine waste, mine drainage, and stream sediments at the Pike Hill Copper Mine Superfund Site, Orange County, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5303, 120 p.
  • Piatak, N.M., Seal, R.R., II, Sanzolone, R.F., Lamothe, P.J., and Brown, Z.A., 2006, Preliminary results of sequential extraction experiments for selenium on mine waste and stream sediments from Vermont, Maine, and New Zealand: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1184, 21 p.
  • Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., Walton-Day, Katherine, and P.L. Verplanck, 2005, Geochemistry of Red Mountain Creek, Colorado, under low-flow conditions, August 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5101, 86 p.
  • Seal, R.R. II, Foley, N.K., and Wanty, R.B., 2002, Introduction to Geoenvironmental Models of Mineral Deposits, in Progress on Geoenvironmental Models for Selected Mineral Deposit Types, Seal R.R., II, and Foley, N.K., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 02-195, pp. 1-7.
  • Smith, K.S., Hageman, P.L., Briggs, P.H., Sutley, S.J., McCleskey, R.B., Livo, K.E., Verplanck, P.L., Adams, M.G., and Gemery-Hill, P.A., Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation: 19. Leaching characteristics of composited materials from mine waste-rock piles and naturally altered areas near Questa, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5165, 49 p.
  • Tuttle, M.L., Wanty, R.B., and Berger, B.R., 2002, Environmental behavior of two molybdenum porphyry systems: in Progress on Geoenvironmental Models for Selected Mineral Deposit Types, Seal R.R., II, and Foley, N.K., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 02-195, pp. 65-86.
  • U.S. Geological survey, 2005, A simple field leach test to assess potential leaching of soluble constituents from mine wastes, soils, and other geologic materials: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3100.
  • Verplanck, P.L., McCleskey, R.B., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2006, Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 20. Water chemistry of the Red River and selected seeps, tributaries, and precipitation, Taos County, New Mexico, 2000-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5028, 149 p.
  • Wanty, R.B., and Winter, T.C., 2000, A simple device for measuring differences in hydraulic head between surface water and shallow ground water: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-077-00.

Outside Publications

  • Chapin, T., Wanty, R.B., 2005, Development of a solenoid pumped in-situ zinc analyzer for environmental monitoring: Analytica Chimica Acta v. 543, pp. 199-208.
  • Chapin, T., and Wanty, R.B., 2004, Diel cycling of Zn, Mn, and Cu in a stream impacted by acid rock drainage, in, Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R. II, eds., Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 1463-1467.
  • Chapin, T., and Wanty, R.B., 2003, Development of a real-time in situ zinc analyzer and water sampler — Results from high resolution monitoring of a stream impacted by acid rock drainage: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), July 2003, Cairns, Australia, pp. 987-999.
  • Chou, I-M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2003, Acquisition and evaluation of thermodynamic data for morenosite-retgersite equilibria at 0.1 MPa: American Mineralogist, vol. 88, no.11-12, Part 2, pp. 1943-1948.
  • Chou, I-M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2003, Determination of epsomite-hexahydrite equilibria by the humidity-buffer technique at 0.1 MPa with implications for phase equilibria in the system MgSO4-H2O: Astrobiology, vol. 3, pp. 619-630.
  • Chou, I-M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2005, Determination of goslarite-bianchite equilibria by the humidity-buffer technique at 0.1 MPa: Chemical Geology, vol. 215, pp. 517-524.
  • Eppinger, R.G., Briggs, P.H., and Dusel-Bacon, C., 2004, Envoronmental Geochemistry of an Undisturbed Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Red Mountain, Bonnifield mining district, east-central alaska, in Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R., II, (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 1637-1641.
  • Hammarstrom, J.M., Eppinger, R.G., Van Gosen, B.S., Briggs, P.H., and Meier, A.L., 2004, Water-rock interactions in the upper Salmon River watershed, central Idaho, in Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R., II, (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 1517-1520.
  • Hammarstrom, J.M., Seal, R.R., II, Meier, A.L., and Jackson, J.C., 2003, Weathering of sulfidic shale and copper mine waste: secondary minerals and metal cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and North Carolina, USA: Environmental Geology, vol. 45, pp. 35-57.
  • Hammarstrom, J.M., Seal, R.R., II, Meier, A.L., and Kornfeld, J.M., 2005, Secondary sulfate minerals associated with acid drainage in the eastern U.S.: recycling of metal and acidity in surficial environments: Chemical Geology, vol. 215, pp. 407-432.
  • Kelley, K.D., and Kelley, D.L., 2003, The mobility of metals in soils overlying the Lik shale-hosted Zn- Pb-Ag massive sulfide deposit, northern Alaska: implications for exploration and environmental geochemistry: Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v. 3, pp. 179-195.
  • Limpitlaw, D., and Wanty, R.B., 2002, Report of the working group on geoenvironmental models, in Fabbri, A., Gaal, G., and McCammon, R., eds., Proceedings of a NATO Workshop on Resource Exploitation and Environmental Security: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
  • Lorrai, M., Fanfani, L., Lattanzi, P., and Wanty, R.B., 2004, Processes controlling groundwater chemistry of a coastal area in SE Sardinia (Italy), in, Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R. II, eds., Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 439-442.
  • Piatak , N.M., Seal, R.R., II, and Hammarstrom, J.M., 2004, Mineralogical and geochemical controls on the release of trace elements from slag produced by base- and precious-metal smelting at abandoned mine sites: Applied Geochemistry, vol. 19, pp. 1039-1064.
  • Seal, R.R., II, 2004, Geoenvironmental models of massive sulfide deposits with an emphasis on sedimentary-exhalative lead-zinc deposits, in Deb, M., and Goodfellow, W.D., (eds.), Sediment-hosted Lead-Zinc Sulphide Deposits: Attributes and Models of Some Major Deposits in India, Australia and Canada: Narosa Publishing (New Delhi), pp. 191-221.
  • Seal, R.R., II, and Hammarstrom, J.M., 2003, Geoenvironmental models of mineral deposits: examples from massive sulfide and gold deposits, in, Jambor, J.L., Blowes, D.W., and Ritchie, A.I.M., (eds.), Environmental Aspects of Mine Wastes: Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Series, vol. 31, pp. 11-50.
  • Seal, R.R. II, Hammarstrom, J.M., Johnson, A.N., Piatak, N.M., and Wandless, G.A., 2008, Environmental geochemistry of a Kuroko-type massive sulfide deposit at the abandoned Valzinco mine, Virginia, USA: Applied Geochemistry, 23 (2), pp. 320-342.
  • Seal, R.R., Jambor, J.L., and Alpers, C.N., 2004, Preface: Geochemistry of sulfate minerals in high- and low-temperature environments; a tribute to Robert O. Rye: Chemical Geology, vol. 215, pp. 1-4.
  • Seal, R.R. II, and Shanks, W.C. III, 2008, Sulfide oxidation: Insights from experimental, theoretical, stable isotope, and predictive studies in the field and laboratory: Applied Geochemistry, 23 (2), pp. 101-102.
  • Seal, R.R., II, and Wandless, G.A., 2003, Sulfur isotopic evidence for seafloor mineralizing processes at the Bald Mountain and Mount Chase massive sulfide deposits, northern Maine: Economic Geology Monograph, vol. 11, pp. 567-587.
  • Verplanck, P.L., Nordstrom, D.K., Taylor, H.E., and Kimball, B.A., 2004, Rare earth element partitioning between hydrous ferric oxides and acid mine water during iron oxidation: Applied Geochemistry, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1339-1354.
  • Verplanck, P.L., Wanty, R.B., Berger, B.R., Tuttle, M.L., Kimball, B.A., and Farmer, G.L., 2004, Hydrogeochemistry of an acidic, alpine watershed, Redwell basin, Colorado, in, Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R. II, eds., Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 1649-1653.
  • Wanty, R.B., Berger, B.R., Kimball, B.A., Verplanck, P.L., and Tuttle, M.L., 2003, Delineation of environmental tracts in mineralized areas using geologic criteria: Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Regional Geoscientific Cartography, Bologna, Italy.
  • Wanty, R.B., Berger, B.R., Plumlee, G.S., King, T.V.V., 2002, Geoenvironmental models: An Introduction, in Fabbri, A., Gaal, G., and McCammon, R., eds., Proceedings of a NATO Workshop on Resource Exploitation and Environmental Security: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
  • Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R. II, eds., 2004, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, 1684 pp.
  • Wanty, R.B., Tuttle, M.L., Berger, B.R., Bove, D., and Eppinger, R.G., 2003, Environmental behavior of several porphyry molybdenum and copper deposits in the western U.S.: Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Regional Geoscientific Cartography.
  • Wanty, R.B., Verplanck, P.L., Kimball, B.A., Tuttle, M.L., Runkel, R.L., and Berger, B.R., 2004, Resolving natural and anthropogenic sources of solutes to a watershed from historic mining, in, Wanty, R.B., and Seal, R.R. II, eds., Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 1659-1663.
  • Witte, K.M., Wanty, R.B., and Ridley, W.I., 2004, Engelmann Spruce (Piceaengelmannii) as a biological monitor of changes in soil metal loading related to past mining activity: Applied Geochemistry vol. 19(9) pp. 1367-1376.

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