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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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).