Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 743–766, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-743-2021
SOIL, 7, 743–766, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-743-2021

Original research article 22 Nov 2021

Original research article | 22 Nov 2021

Combining colour parameters and geochemical tracers to improve sediment source discrimination in a mining catchment (New Caledonia, South Pacific Islands)

Virginie Sellier et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Feb 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
AR by Virginie Sellier on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Apr 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Apr 2021)
ED: Revision (11 May 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
AR by Virginie Sellier on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jul 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2021) by Nikolaus J. Kuhn
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Sep 2021) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
AR by Virginie Sellier on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Open-cast mining increases soil erosion and transfer of sediment in river systems. Providing a methodology to better understand the sediment dynamic of these catchments is essential to manage this pollution. In this study, different tracers such as elemental geochemistry or colour properties were tested to trace and quantify the mining source contributions to the sediment inputs in the Thio River catchment, one of the first areas exploited for nickel mining in New Caledonia (i.e. since 1880).