Data Series 433
The database herein was initiated, designed, and populated to collect and integrate geochemical, geologic, and mineral deposit data in an organized manner to facilitate geoenvironmental mineral deposit modeling. The Microsoft Access database contains data on a variety of mineral deposit types that have variable environmental effects when exposed at the ground surface by mining or natural processes. The data tables describe quantitative and qualitative geochemical analyses determined by 134 analytical laboratory and field methods for over 11,000 heavy-mineral concentrate, rock, sediment, soil, vegetation, and water samples. The database also provides geographic information on geology, climate, ecoregion, and site contamination levels for over 3,000 field sites in North America.
First posted April 22, 2009
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Giles, S.A., Granitto, M., and Eppinger, R.G., 2009, Selected geochemical data for modeling near-surface processes in mineral systems: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 433, CD-ROM.
Purpose and Scope
Meteorological Data Summary and Availability