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The Machorro geomorphic rehabilitation (Guadalajara, Spain)

The Machorro geomorphic rehabilitation (Guadalajara, Spain)

Ignacio Zapico attending as a speaker at the international Ecominería summit in Colombia (2021)

Ignacio Zapico attending as a speaker at the international Ecominería summit in Colombia (2021)

Bulldozer and truck reshaping a geomorphic rehabilitation project in the Nuria mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

Bulldozer and truck reshaping a geomorphic rehabilitation project in the Nuria mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

David Gutiérrez (DGDRONE), our drone pilot and aerial filmmaker managing a drone in one of the mines of the Alto Tajo (Guadalajara, Spain)

David Gutiérrez (DGDRONE), our drone pilot and aerial filmmaker managing a drone in one of the mines of the Alto Tajo (Guadalajara, Spain)

View of the sedimentary and hydrologic automatic monitoring station in the María José mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

View of the sedimentary and hydrologic automatic monitoring station in the María José mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

3D views of point clouds and discontinuities obtained under different drone and SfM photogrammetry configurations

3D views of point clouds and discontinuities obtained under different drone and SfM photogrammetry configurations

Bedload Reid-type slot samplers in the Poveda gully (Guadalajara, Spain)

Bedload Reid-type slot samplers in the Poveda gully (Guadalajara, Spain)

The María José mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

The María José mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

Ignacio Zapico attending as a speaker at the international Ecominería summit in Colombia (2021)

Ignacio Zapico attending as a speaker at the international Ecominería summit in Colombia (2021)

A drone surveying the active Machorro mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

A drone surveying the active Machorro mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

The Somolinos geomorphic rehabilitation (Guadalajara, Spain)

The Somolinos geomorphic rehabilitation (Guadalajara, Spain)

3D design of a Geomorphic rehabilitation in the Nuria mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

3D design of a Geomorphic rehabilitation in the Nuria mine (Guadalajara, Spain)

SCI papers

  • Martín Duque, J.F., Zapico, I., Bugosh, N., Tejedor, M., Delgado, F., Martín-Moreno, C., Nicolau, J.M., 2021. A Somolinos quarry land stewardship history: From ancient and recent land degradation to sensitive geomorphic-ecological restoration and its monitoring. Ecological Engineering 170, 106359. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ECOLENG.2021.106359 
  • Zapico, I., Laronne, J.B., Castillo, L.S., Duque, J.F.M., 2021. Improvement of Workflow for Topographic Surveys in Long Highwalls of Open Pit Mines with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Structure from Motion. Remote Sensing 13, 3353. https://doi.org/10.3390/RS13173353
  • Zapico, I., Laronne, J.B., Sánchez Castillo, L., Martín Duque, J.F., 2021. Drainage network evolution and reconstruction in an open pit kaolin mine at the edge of the Alto Tajo natural Park. CATENA 204, 105392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105392
  • Zapico, I., Laronne, J.B., Meixide, C., Sánchez Castillo, L., Martín Duque, J.F., 2021. Evaluation of sedimentation pond performance for a cleaner water production from an open pit mine at the edge of the Alto Tajo Natural Park. Journal of Cleaner Production 280, 124408. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2020.124408
  • Zapico, I., Molina, A., Laronne, J.B., Sánchez Castillo, L., Martín Duque, J.F., 2020. Stabilization by geomorphic reclamation of a rotational landslide in an abandoned mine next to the Alto Tajo Natural Park. Engineering Geology 264, 105321. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENGGEO.2019.105321
  • Martín-Moreno, C., Martín Duque, J.F., Nicolau Ibarra, J.M., Muñoz-Martín, A., Zapico, I., 2018. Waste dump erosional landform stability – a critical issue for mountain mining. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43, 1431–1450. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4327
  • Zapico, I., Laronne, J.B., Lucía, A., Martín-Duque, J.F., 2018. Morpho-textural implications to bedload flux and texture in the sand-gravel ephemeral Poveda Gully. Geomorphology 322, 53–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.08.026
  • Zapico, I., Martín Duque, J.F., Bugosh, N., Laronne, J.B., Ortega, A., Molina, A., Martín-Moreno, C., Nicolau, J.M., Sánchez Castillo, L., 2018b. Geomorphic reclamation for reestablishment of landform stability at a watershed scale in mined sites: The Alto Tajo Natural Park, Spain. Ecological Engineering 111, 100–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.11.011
  • Zapico, I., Laronne, J.B., Martín-Moreno, C., Martín-Duque, J.F., Ortega, A., Sánchez-Castillo, L., 2017. Baseline to evaluate off‐site suspended sediment‐related mining effects in the Alto Tajo Natural Park, Spain. Land Degradation and Development 28, 232–242. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2605
  • Clement, A.J.H., Nováková, T., Hudson-Edwards, K.A., Fuller, I.C., Macklin, M.G., Fox, E.G., Zapico, I., 2017. The environmental and geomorphological impacts of historical gold mining in the Ohinemuri and Waihou river catchments, Coromandel, New Zealand. Geomorphology 295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.06.011
  • Martín Duque, J.F., Zapico, I., Oyarzun, R., López García, J.A., Cubas, P., 2015. A descriptive and quantitative approach regarding erosion and development of landforms on abandoned mine tailings: New insights and environmental implications from SE Spain. Geomorphology 239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.02.035
  • Martín-Moreno, C., Fidalgo Hijano, C., Martín Duque, J.F., González Martín, J.A., Zapico Alonso, I., Laronne, J.B., 2014. The Ribagorda sand gully (east-central Spain): Sediment yield and human-induced origin. Geomorphology 224, 122–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.07.013

Other relevant papers

  • Nicolau Ibarra, J.M., Martín-Duque, J.F., Martín-Moreno, C., Zapico Alonso, I., Tejedor, M., 2021. Otra aproximación a la restauración de canteras: La restauración geomorfológica, como base para una restauración ecológica exitosa. Aragonito. Boletín informativo Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos y Grados en Minas y Energía de Aragón 20, 29–31.
  • Martin Duque, J., Tejedor, M., Martin-Moreno, C., Nicolau, J., Zapico, I., 2019. Geomorphic rehabilitation in Europe: recognition as best available technology and its role in LIFE projects, in: Fourie, A., Tibbett, M. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 133–146.
  • Martín Duque, J.F., Oyarzun, R., Zapico, I., López García, J.A., Cubas, P. 2016. Estabilización física y química de relaves (=balsas) de minería metálica: soluciones desde una doble perspectiva geomorfológica y geoquímica. Canteras y Explotaciones 585: 12-20.
  • Martín, J.F., Oyarzun, R., Zapico, I., López, J.A., Cubas, P. 2016. Lessons from a Disaster Area (Mazarrón; Spain): Unplanned Mine Clousure. In Planning for closure 2016. First International Congress on Planning for Closure of Mining Operations, Wiertz J, Priscu D (eds.). Gecamin: Santiago de Chile; 1-8. ISBN: 978-956-9393-69-3.
  • Martín Duque, J.F., Zapico, I., Oyarzun, R., López García, J.A., Higueras, P., Lillo, J. 2015. Environmental hazards related to abandoned mine tailings: understanding problems and seeking solutions from a geomorphic and geochemical approach. In Actas del XIV Congreso Geológico Chileno, “Geología para el Siglo XXI”, La Serena, 4-8 octubre 2015, La Serena; 323-326
  • Zapico Alonso, I., Sánchez Castillo, L., Martín Moreno, C., Martín Duque, J.F., Bugosh, N., Laronne, J.B., Nicolau Ibarra, J.M. 2015. Minería Sostenible en el Parque Natural del Alto Tajo. Canteras y Explotaciones 580: 20-25.
  • Zapico, I., Martín Duque, J.F., Bugosh, N., Balaguer, L., Campillo, J.V., De Francisco, C., Garcia, J., Hernando, N., Nicolau, J.M., Nyssen, S., Oria, J., Sanz, M.A., Tejedor, M. 2011. Reconstrucción geomorfológica en la restauración minera de la cantera Los Quebraderos de La Serrana de Toledo. Energía y Minas 9: 32-37.   

 


Patents

  • Title: Procedimiento de detección de contaminación por exceso de emisión de sedimentos a la red fluvial en zonas mineras. Author: Ignacio Zapico Alonso. Nº of application: P202030073, Nº of BOPI publication: ES2847259. Country, Spain. Data of initial submission: 31/10/2020, Date of publication in BOPI: 02.08.2021, Date final resolution: 06.04.2022.

Projects, contracts, and transfer merits

(T, title; C, company-institution; PI: Principal Investigator; D: Duration)
  • Research Contract. Desarrollo y mantenimiento de una plataforma online y sistema de alertas para la monitorización y control de vertidos en estaciones hidrológicas (T); CAOBAR S.A. (C); Ignacio Zapico Alonso (PI); 01/04/2022-31/12/2022 (D)
  • Research Contract. Mejora de diseños de restauración y seguimiento hidrológico y topográfico de zonas mineras mediante el uso de mejores técnicas disponibles (T); Diseño y Desarrollo Minero S.L. (C); Ignacio Zapico Alonso (PI); 26/04/2021-31/03/2023 (D)
  • Research Contract. Mejores Técnicas Disponibles para la Estabilización Física y Química de Residuos Mineros, remanente proyecto europeo LIFE BIO/ES/00926 (T); José Francisco Martín Duque (PI); 01/06/2021-01/08/2022 (D)
  • Research Contract. Diseño geomorfológico fluvial para la integración ecológica del proyecto Aquabrava (Altos, Paraguay) (T) Locus Landscape (C); José Francisco Martín Duque (PI); 24/05/2021-24/05/2022 (D)
  • Research Contract. Solución de remodelado geomorfológico equivalente a la configuración de un paisaje natural, estable y funcional, para una escombrera en la mina Riotinto (Huelva) mediante el uso de GeoFluv-Natural Regrade (T); Atalaya Riotinto Minera S.L.U. (C); José Francisco Martín Duque (PI); 24/05/2021-24/07/2021 (D)
  • Autonomic Project. S2018/EMT-4338, REMEDINAL TE. Conocimiento científico para avanzar hacia la consecución de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible: una ecología translacional es necesaria (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, CSIC, INIA) (T); Comunidad de Madrid (C); Juan Antonio Delgado Sáez (PI). 01/01/2019- 31/12/2022 (D)
  • Autonomic Project. S2013/MAE-2719, Restauración y conservación de los ecosistemas mediterráneos: respuesta frente al cambio global. (REMEDINAL 3) (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, CSIC, INIA); Comunidad de Madrid (C); José Francisco Martín Duque (PI); 2014-2018 (D).
  • National Project. CGL2010-2010-21754-C02-01, Mejora de la eficiencia ecológica y económica de las restauraciones mineras mediante reconstrucciones geomorfológicas que favorecen el control hidrológico (T); Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (E); José Francisco Martín Duque (PI); 01/2011-12/2013 (D).

Awards

  • Best mining Project for the mining pollution automatic monitoring and alarm system in the María José mine (Guadalajara, Spain)
    Authors: Ignacio Zapico Alonso, Lázaro Sánchez Castillo, José Francisco Martín Duque, Jonathan Laronne, Carmen Meixide, Ángel Moya, Jesús González, Alberto Zapico, Fernando Casquero
    Entity: Potencia Journal (grupo TPI)
    Date: 17/12/2020
  • Second position in the VII Scientific divulgation contest of the Complutense University. Video category
    Authors: José Francisco Martín Duque, Ignacio Zapico Alonso, Antonio Molina Jurado, David Gutiérrez, Jonathan Laronne
    Entity: Office for the Transfer of Research Results of the Complutense University
    Date: 18/01/2019
  • Second position in the II Technological transference Awards in the Complutense University
    Authors: José Francisco Martín Duque, Javier Pedraza Gilsanz, Miguel Ángel Sanz Santos, José Manuel Nicolau lbarra, Cristina Martín Moreno, Ignacio Zapico Alonso, Sara Nyssen González, María Tejedor Palomino y Néstor Hernando Rodríguez
    Entity: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Date: 02/2016
  •  The National Award about sustainable mining activity
    Authors: José F. Martín Duque, Ignacio Zapico, Cristina Martín, Nicholas Bugosh, Jonathan Laronne, José Manuel. Nicolau, Sara Nyssen, María Tejedor, Antonio Malina, Ana Ortega, Valle López, David Gutiérrez, Alejandro García, Rafael López, Fernando Casquero, Alberto Zapico y Alejandro Jiménez.
    Entity: Confederación Nacional de Empresas de Minería y Metalurgia (CONFEDEM)
    Date: 05/2015