Reference levels study of potentially toxic elements in the soils around the Las Herbas stream at the Cerro Corona Mining Unit, Gold Fields La Cima S.A.

Through the execution of this project, soil and geochemical background levels were established based on the analysis of soil units near the Las Hierbas stream sector. In addition, chemical speciation was evaluated to determine the available forms and their concentration, which are risk fractions to the environment.

  • The following activities were carried out:
  • Sampling of the lithological units;
  • Processing and statistical analysis of the population;
  • Determination of background levels;
  • Determination of the available fraction and chemical speciation of the EPT’s.