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Abstract

In Iglesiente (SW Sardinia) there is an important orebearing district. The ores occur in the carbonate rocks of the Lower Cambrian. The Cambrian sequence was folded and faulted by the Caledonian, Hercynian and Alpine orogenesis, with the remobilization of the mineral deposits and the development of various karstic cycles. Large quantities of ground waters have posed serious problems for mining. At present 1350 l/s of water are pumped from the Monteponi dewatering plant at -100 level (100 m b.s.l.) . This work summarized the studies (hydrogeology and geochemistry) supported by EEC contract 114-79-MPP-I, for the new dewatering plant at -200 level, that will start at the end of 1985.

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Authors: CIVITA M POLITECNICO DI TORINO (ITALY) COCOZZA T UNIVERSITA DI SIENA (ITALY) FORTI P ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI SPELEOLOGIA, BOLOGNA (ITALY) PERNA G UNIVERSITA DE L'AQUILA (ITALY) TURI B UNIVERSITA LA SAPIENZA, ROMA (ITALY) , POLITECNICO DI TORINO (ITALY);UNIVERSITA DI SIENA (ITALY);ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI SPELEOLOGIA, BOLOGNA (ITALY);UNIVERSITA DE L'AQUILA (ITALY);UNIVERSITA LA SAPIENZA, ROMA (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10572 EN (1986) MF, 57 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 300, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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