HYDROGEOCHEMICAL STUDY OF THE GROUNDWATER AROUND THE ABANDONED KETTARA MINE SITE, MOROCCO
Acid mine drainage (AMD) remains one of the major environmental problems for the mining industry particularly for many abandoned mine sites. The production of AMD as is commonly known can significantly affect the surrounding groundwater and surface water of the mine site. With the objective to investigate the impact of the AMD produced at the abandoned Kettara mine site (Morocco), groundwater sampling campaign was performed at this site. The sampled waters were analyzed to determine the hydrogeochemical composition, and then results were analyzed using different studied methods such as multivariate statistical analysis and geochemical modeling techniques.
Groundwaters; Groundwater; Water; Waters; Mines; Mine; Mines; AMD; minerals; mineral;