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TitleRegional distribution and mobility of copper and lead in soils near the Horne copper smelter at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
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AuthorHenderson, P J; Knight, R D
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 (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584, 2005, 23 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/221132
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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ProvinceQuebec; Ontario
NTS31M/05; 31M/06; 31M/07; 31M/08; 31M/09; 31M/10; 31M/11; 31M/12; 31M/13; 31M/14; 31M/15; 31M/16; 31N/05; 31N/12; 31N/13; 32C/04; 32C/05; 32C/12; 32C/13; 32D; 32E/01; 32E/02; 32E/03; 32E/04; 32F/04; 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
AreaRouyn-Noranda; Lake Abitibi; Lake Duparquet; Lake Timiskaming
Lat/Long WENS -80.7500 -77.5000 49.2500 47.2500
Subjectsgeochemistry; environmental geology; soils science; copper; lead; heavy metals geochemistry; heavy minerals; heavy minerals geochemistry; heavy metals contamination; heavy mineral analyses; smelters; geochemical analyses; till geochemistry; soil geochemistry; soil samples; soil types; soil studies; diamictites; Horne Smelter; humus
Illustrationssketch maps; tables; rose diagrams
ProgramMetals in the Environment (MITE)
LinksMetadata
LinksMétadonnées
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
Released2005 12 22
AbstractRegional sampling of the humus,B, andChorizons of glacial soils from 106 siteswithin a 100 km radius of the copper smelter at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, has provided an extensive database on soil geochemistry and other physical properties both from sites within the area of metal contamination and from sites showing little anthropogenic enrichment. Using this database, the distribution and mobility of two smelter-derived trace metals, copper and lead, was examined with respect to parent material, soil horizon, and wind patterns for the area. Copper is the primary smelter product and is concentrated in local mineralized deposits.Lead is a smelter emissionwith lowconcentrations in the local bedrock and soils.Geochemical results indicate that both emitted metals are enriched in humus in the vicinity of the smelter and decrease in concentration with distance and that a higher percentage of emitted copper is retained in humus than lead. Sequential analyses of humus show that chemical phases in which the metals are retained vary depending on the element and distance from the smelter, but both copper and lead are retained primarily in the labile phase associated with soluble organic material at sites within 10 km. Leaching from humus into lower compartments of the soil horizon depends on parent material and distance from the smelter. At sites near the smelter, evidence supports metal retention in the B horizon of soils developed on glaciolacustrine sediment and metal migration downward through the C horizon for soils on diamicton.
GEOSCAN ID221132