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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Unsuspected Pollutants in Soils Around Mine- Site Vicinity

Submission: August 1, 2019; Published: August 12, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2019.06.000629

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume6 Issue1


Our opinion is based on a study that utilizes two non-destructive analytical techniques (XRF and XRD), which proved effective in the mineralogical characterization of Columbite-Tin ore contaminated soils. Unsuspected contaminants of environmental and health concern were found to range from radionuclides to their stable nuclides of toxicity potentials.

Keywords: XRF; XRD; Soil; Minerals; Tin; Columbite; Mine site

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