slgwv's photos with the Leviathan Mine

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Leviathan Mine site

Leviathan Mine site
Close-up of impoundment to catch acid-mine drainage.
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Leviathan Mine, California

Leviathan Mine, California
A classic case of acid-mine drainage. It's a US EPA Superfund site. The ponds are to keep the leachate from flowing into the Carson River.
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Leviathan Mine, CA

Leviathan Mine, CA
An abandoned sulfur mine in California, just over the state line from Nevada. It's now a Superfund site due to sulfuric acid formed by the oxidizing sulfur. Not only has the acid itself had a deleterious effect on draining into the local streams, but the…
Added on March  3, 2011