Elizabeth Mine Superfund site (Site Name Keyword)

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Elizabeth Mine: Protecting People, Ecosystems, and Heritage - A Shared Legacy (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The Elizabeth Mine Superfund site is an abandoned copper and copperas (ferrous sulfate) mine located in the Vermont Copper Belt in the east-central part of the state. The ore body was first discovered in the late 1700s and copperas production began soon after in the early 1800s. Mining activities continued at Elizabeth Mine for nearly 150 years. Over the years, historic tailing piles and waste piles have become a substantial source of acid mine drainage (AMD). The historic significance of the...