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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Geochemical characterization of the mining district of Linares (Jaen, Spain) by means of XRF and ICP-AES
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Metal pollution,
  • Soil pollution,
  • Polluted area
Information
Abstract
Linares (Jaen, Spain) has been subjected to an intense mining and metallurgic activity during 2500 years. Basically, lead and silver have been extracted from galena; as well as copper and zinc. Different studies have been conducted to evaluate trace element concentrations to obtain relationships with anthropogenic and geologic factors. The analytical results of these studies have been obtained with ICP-AES. This analytical technique is relatively expensive and inaccessible in zones with scarce economic means. In this study, XRF analyses have been conducted and the obtained results are presented, as well as a comparison with the previously obtained ICP results. In both cases, a cluster analysis has been made to try to identify the same relations in the target area. 5 groups have been identified, mainly related with lithology. Only 10 of the 122 grid squares (each one of 1 km2) are classified in different groups if the cluster analysis is conducted with XRF results or ICP results. ICP classifies better where these grid squares are located, mostly, in contact zones of different lithologies.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Journal of geochemical exploration
ISBN
0375-6742
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
108
Journal number
From page
21
To page
26
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Luis Antonio Arenas Carrasco (UPM)
  • Autor: Marcelo Fabián Ortega Romero (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Jesus Garcia Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Enrique Querol Aragon (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Francisco Llamas Borrajo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Estudios Ambientales
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