Environmental Mineralogy

  • Swapna Mukherjee


Minerals have a profound effect on environment. Study of minerals in details, i.e. mineralogy help to ascertain different problems and their causes which environment is facing on regular basis. This chapter deals with these major causes and hazards of environment, caused by minerals.


Acid Mine Drainage Methyl Mercury Health Hazard Mineral Analysis Elemental Mercury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Swapna Mukherjee
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  1. 1.Geological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia

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