stagno di decantazione

GavinW

Senior Member
British English
The context is a mine, and the surrounding structures and installations for processing the metal ore. Here, I believe this si a basin full of water where the ore is washed and/or separated from unwanted components.

decantazione = settling (in chemistry)
stagno = maybe tank, or basin, in the sense of an open-air "vasca"

Anyone know a specific technical term? Here's the context:
"E’ sempre il paesaggio che conferisce valore (quanto meno di testimonianza, ma talora anche estetico) agli effetti perversi dell’attività mineraria (depositi di sterili, stagni di decantazione, strati di fanghi, ecc.)."

Thanks.
 
  • GavinW

    Senior Member
    British English
    Thanks, Paul, very useful. I hope you didn't have to read all that document to find the translation!
     
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