TITLE

Delineating the Origin of Groundwater in the Golgohar Mine Area of Iran Using Stable Isotopes of H and O and Hydrochemistry

AUTHOR(S)
Jahanshahi, Reza; Zare, Mohammad
PUB. DATE
November 2017
SOURCE
Mine Water & the Environment;Nov2017, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p550
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Golgohar iron ore mine in southern Iran is a large open pit that uses dewatering (≈4000-5000 m/day) to prevent flooding. A vast cone of depression has formed, and water from a large area flows into the pit. A study of the different sources of this water was necessary to plan a proper dewatering project. Moreover, the discharged water is saline and contains high levels of contaminants. Based on hydrochemical and isotope (O and H) analysis, it was concluded that the area's deep saline groundwater is coming from the Sirjan (Kheirabad) salt playa (north of the mine) by saltwater intrusion while the chemistry of more distant groundwater was due to dissolved minerals.
ACCESSION #
126260420

 

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