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TitleMercury distribution in humus and surficial sediments, Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
AuthorHenderson, P J; McMartin, I
SourceMercury as a global pollutant: proceedings of the Third International Conference; by Porcella, D (ed.); Huckabee, J (ed.); Wheatley, B (ed.); Water, Air and Soil Pollution vol. 80, (1995), no. 1/4, 1995 p. 1043-1046, https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01189763
Year1995
Alt SeriesGeological Survey of Canada, Contribution Series 25594
PublisherSpringer Nature
MeetingThird International Conference on mercury as a global pollutant; Whistler, BC; CA; July 10 - 14, 1994
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceManitoba; Saskatchewan
NTS63K; 63L; 63M/01; 63M/01; 63M/02; 63N/01; 63N/02; 63N/03; 63N/04
AreaFlin Flon; Snow Lake; Amisk Lake; Sturgeon-Weir River
Lat/Long WENS-103.0000 -100.0000 55.2500 54.0000
Subjectsgeochemistry; soils science; surficial geology/geomorphology; mercury; glacial deposits; humus geochemistry; till geochemistry; environmental analysis; environmental impacts; Quaternary
Illustrationssketch maps; profiles
AbstractRegional humus and surficial sediments were collected in the vicinity of a base metal smelter in Flin Hon. Results of total mercury (Hg) analyses indicate that enrichment in humus is related to emissions from the smelter stack up to a distance of 40 km. In the immediate vicinity of the point source, total Hg values reach as much as 250 times the regional background (400 ppb). This enrichment is not reflected in the underlying surficial sediments. The Hg distribution pattern is similar for other known metal pollutants emitted from the smelter.
GEOSCAN ID204421