Influence of mining and metallurgy on chemical composition of soil and attic dust in Meža valley, Slovenia

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  • Robert Šajn

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https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2002.063

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Based on comparison of distributions of determined elements in soil and attic dust two natural and two man-made (anthropogenic) geochemical associations were discovered in Meža valley. First natural geochemical association (Al-Ba-Ce-Co-K-La-Li-Na-Nb-Rb- Sc-Th-Ti-V) is influenced mainly by weathering of metamorphic rocks, the second (Ca-Mg) was determinate on area of carbonate rock outcrops. The man-made associations are a result of lead production (Ag-As-Cd-Cu-Hg-Mo-Pb-S-Sb-Sn-Zn) and iron production (Co-Cr-Cu-Fe-Mn-Mo-Ni-W). Based on soil comparison, critical level of heavy metals in attic dust were considered.

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Šajn, R. (2021). Influence of mining and metallurgy on chemical composition of soil and attic dust in Meža valley, Slovenia . Geologija, 45(2), 547–552. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2002.063

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