Natural and anthropogenic contamination and their evidence in geological history


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the CR (GAAVČR)

Resolved in:

2002 - 2008

Principal investigator:

Mgr. Jiří Sejkora, PhD., Mineralogical and petrological department, National Museum


RNDr. Martin Šťastný, CSc., Department engeneering geology and geofactors, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


Geological surroundings in the Czech Republic has been during last thousand years anthropogenically contaminated by heavy metals in connection to extensive ore and other raw materials mining. The following model examples has been chosen for evaluating migration and bonding of heavy metals in surroundings exposed to exogenic influences: geochemical studies of profiles of fluvial sediments in area of historically dated ore mining; mineralogical, petrological, and geochemical study of burning mine dumps, and geochemical, petrological, and mineralogical study of deposits of slag after historical ore mining. Thus, the project proposed, besides of outputs having a character of basic research, substantially will contribute also to evaluation and assessment of contamination of geological surroundings in the Czech Republic from natural and anthropogenic sources during recent geological past and enable to discover and describe differences between contamination from the both type sources.

ISVAV: (What is it?)

Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)