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TitleIntroduction to the GSC MITE Point Sources project
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AuthorBonham-Carter, G F
SourceMetals in the environment around smelters at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and Belledune, New Brunswick: Results and conclusions of the GSC MITE Point Sources Project; by Bonham-Carter, G; Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584, 2005, 14 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/221130
Year2005
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, 1:250,000
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is contained in Bonham-Carter, G; (2005). Metals in the environment around smelters at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and Belledune, New Brunswick: results and conclusions of the GSC MITE Point Sources Project, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584
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ProvinceNew Brunswick; Quebec
NTS21O/09; 21O/10; 21O/11; 21O/12; 21O/13; 21O/14; 21O/15; 21O/16; 21P/09; 21P/10; 21P/11; 21P/12; 21P/13; 21P/14; 21P/15; 21P/16; 22A/01; 22A/02; 22A/03; 22A/04; 22A/05; 22A/06; 22A/07; 22A/08; 22B/01; 22B/08; 31J/12; 31J/13; 31K/09; 31K/10; 31K/11; 31K/12; 31K/13; 31K/14; 31K/15; 31K/16; 31L/09; 31L/10; 31L/11; 31L/12; 31L/13; 31L/14; 31L/15; 31L/16; 31M; 31N; 31O/04; 31O/05; 31O/12; 31O/13; 32B/04; 32B/05; 32B/12; 32B/13; 32C; 32D; 32E/01; 32E/02; 32E/03; 32E/04; 32E/05; 32E/06; 32E/07; 32E/08; 32F/01; 32F/02; 32F/03; 32F/04; 32F/05; 32F/06; 32F/07; 32F/08; 32G/04; 32G/05; 32G/09; 32G/16; 41P/01; 41P/07; 41P/08; 41P/09; 41P/10; 41P/15; 41P/16; 42A/01; 42A/02; 42A/07; 42A/08; 42A/09; 42A/10; 42A/15; 42A/16; 42B/01; 42B/02; 42H/01; 42H/08
AreaRouyn-Noranda; Belledune
Lat/Long WENS-66.4167 -64.4167 48.5000 47.5833
Lat/Long WENS-80.5000 -75.5000 49.5000 46.5000
Lat/Long WENS-79.5000 -78.5000 48.5000 48.0000
Subjectsgeochemistry; environmental geology; soils science; heavy metals geochemistry; heavy minerals; heavy minerals geochemistry; heavy metals contamination; heavy mineral analyses; smelters; smelting; geochemical analyses; lake water geochemistry; lake water; lake sediment geochemistry; lake sediments; till geochemistry; peat bog geochemistry; snow geochemistry; marine sediments; vegetation; soil geochemistry; Horne Smelter; Brunswick Lead Smelter
Illustrationssketch maps; tables
ProgramMetals in the Environment (MITE)
LinksMetadata
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Released2005 12 22
AbstractThe Point Sources project of the Geological Survey of Canada's Metals in the Environment Initiative (1997 - 2002) examined the distribution of metals in various environmental sampling media around three Canadian metal smelters at Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec), Belledune (New Brunswick), and Trail (British Columbia). This bulletin contains eleven papers on the studies made at Rouyn-Noranda and one paper on work at the Belledune smelter.

Regional surveys of snow, soil, lake sediment, peat, and vegetation were used to characterize and understand metal dispersal around the Horne smelter at Rouyn-Noranda. Metals emitted by the Horne smelter are transported by the atmosphere and radially dispersed around this point source. The resulting smelter footprint, i.e. where metal concentrations are significantly higher than ambient background levels, shows exponentially decreasing values with increasing distance from the source in various environmental media (snow, soil, peat, lake sediment, trees). Snow data provide information about metal loading (deposition rates) in winter conditions. The most recent growth of peat hummocks provides independent estimates of metal loading over one year. Loading data (modelled as a function of distance from the smelter) provide estimates of the total tonnage of metal deposited within (and close to) the footprint for comparison with emission data.

The distribution of metals in marine sediments near the Brunswick lead smelter is controlled by both atmospheric and oceanographic processes. The influence of the emissions on metal levels in coastal sediments near Belledune extends at least 20 km from the smelter.
GEOSCAN ID221130