Surface water chemistry for a catchment impacted by gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea
Water chemistry for samples collected in 2015 from streams (n = 6), rain barrels (n = 2), direct mine water discharge (n = 2), and springs (n = 2) in Porgera, Papua New Guinea. Field measurements of pH, alkalinity, conductivity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen are included for 52 additional water sources measured in 2015. Geochemical data are also included for water samples collected in January 2016 from a dam lake, two rain barrels, three springs, one creek downstream of the mine, as well as field measurements from eight additional sites. Water samples for geochemical analyses were analyzed for trace metals and major anions.
How to cite this dataset:
Hoagland, B., Russo, T., Fisher, J., Knuckey, S., 2020. Surface water chemistry for a catchment impacted by gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.1594/IEDA/111459.
DOI Creation Date:
Knuckey, S., Hoffman, B., Fisher, J., & Russo, T. (2019). Red Water: Mining and the Right to water in Porgera, Papua New Guinea. Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic & AC4, Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International [CC BY-NC-SA 4.0]
Columbia University Earth Institute Cross Cutting Initiative Grant
Coverage Scope: Other
Geographic Location: Watershed, Porgera, Papua New Guinea
User Contributed Keyword(s):
Mine drainage, water chemistry
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