How was the State Sulfide Hazard Risk Map Created?
Detailed field, laboratory, and literature studies were completed to develop a sulfide hazard rating ma for Virginia. Ratings were based on the acid producing potentials of the different materials, documentation of sulfide-bearing materials, and current reclamation capabilities. The ratings were then applied to the state geology map.
How can I create my own Sulfide Hazard Risk Map?
If you have GIS capability you can easily create your map using files that we can provide. Please see instructions, and contact Zenah Orndoff for specific files.