Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 1–9, 2016
Solid Earth, 7, 1–9, 2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Effects of pumice mining on soil quality

A. Cruz-Ruíz et al.

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The main aim was to assess agriculture soils differing in elapsed time since pumice mining in Mexico. The study sites in 0, 4, 10 and 15 year old reclaimed soils were compared with an adjacent undisturbed site. A general trend of recovery towards the undisturbed condition with reclamation age was found after disturbance. The multivariate analysis applied indicates that the most appropriate indicators to diagnose the quality of the soils were total N, urease and available phosphorus.