We have a client who is considering options for building a compacted aggregate path and driveway. One of the products the stone company offers it called copper slag.
Copper slag is the waste product of copper smelting, and in this case the term is NOT just a description of the color of some natural stone. It is truly copper slag from smelting operations. Apparently it is used for a number of things including sand-blasting, addition to concrete mix, and as a "gravel."
I have not seen much discussion of the potential for toxic leachates, and wonder if anyone has experience with or knowledge of the potential downside in terms of environmental contamination of such a product.