Environmental Geology lecture outline - metallic resources

Figure of the Hibbing Iron Mine in Minnesota. You are viewing about one third of the mine which is some 6 miles long. the red coloration is due to oxidation of the iron ore. As deep holes in the ground mines often fill up with water, and can lower the groundwater table in the area.

Introduction:

Aluminum as an example:

Uranium as an example

Summary of related environmental concerns.


© Harmon D. Maher Jr.. This page may be used for non-profit educational purposes. For any other use please contact me.

Return to index page for environmental geology course. Return to homepage of H. D. Maher Jr..