OFR 97-492: New York Quadrangle NURE HSSR Study

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National Geochemical Database—Reformatted Data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) Program

By Steven M. Smith
Version 1.40 (2006)

Brief History and Description of Data

[See History of NURE HSSR Program for a summary of the entire program.]

New Jersey
Subcontractors for the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) collected at least 748 stream-sediment, 378 surface-water, and 1,038 ground-water samples within 21 counties from New Jersey as part of the NURE Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) program. The sediment samples were collected during August - November 1977 and June 1978, and water samples were collected during July - October 1977 and January - February 1978. Sample coverage included portions of the New York, Newark, Salisbury, Scranton, and Wilmington 1:250,000-scale quadrangles. (Only 1 ground-water sample was collected within the New York quadrangle.) These samples were sent to SRL for analysis of uranium and additional elements (16 in sediments and 9 in waters). SRL was able to analyze 728 sediments and 1,414 waters from New Jersey; this includes the one water sample from the New York quadrangle. The analytical and site location data for all New Jersey samples were released in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York Data Report [GJBX-106(82)].

SRL sent 550 sediment samples from New Jersey to an unnamed contract laboratory for "Supplemental Analyses." Supplemental analytical determinations for up to 23 elements were reported for 542 of these samples in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York Data Report [GJBX-106(82)]. The digital data file accompanying this report does not include any Supplemental Analyses for New Jersey sediment samples within the New York quadrangle.

SRL: New York Quadrangle
SRL did not release a separate report for the New York quadrangle.

Summary Tables
The following is a list of all sample types collected and reported for NURE studies in the New York quadrangle.

Summary of New York quadrangle sample types.
Sediment Sample Type Number of Samples Water Sample Type Number of Samples
    Wells 1
Total Sediments 0 Total Waters 1

This New York quadrangle sample was analyzed by the following methods:

Water Samples

Discussion of the Reformatting Process for Newark Quadrangle

Water Records
The New York quadrangle water data consist of one reformatted record from the New Jersey portion of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York [GJBX-106(82)] Data Report. No problems were found during the reformatting stages for the New York quadrangle water data.

Download The Data

The NURE HSSR data are now available online in two databases: The sediment database (also includes data for soils and some rocks) at http://tin.er.usgs.gov/nure/sediment/ and the water database at http://tin.er.usgs.gov/nure/water/. From these two web sites, NURE HSSR data can be selected, examined, summarized, and downloaded by political boundaries (State and County), by quadrangle (1:250,000-scale, 1:100,000-scale, and 1:63,360-scale for Alaska or 1:24,000-scale for the Lower 48 States), and by hydrologic unit (drainage region, subregion, river basin, or sub-basin). Selected data can be downloaded as a dBase file, a shapefile, an HTML table, or ASCII text (tab- or comma-delimited).

New York Quadrangle Water Data - 1 record

Notes for Data Users

In the eastern United States, SRL collected samples primarily by county. Often, not all counties within a quadrangle were completely sampled. Sample coverage in the New York quadrangle is limited to one water sample collected from Monmouth County in New Jersey. No samples were apparently collected from the New York or Connecticut portions of the New York quadrangle. The laboratory and analytical methods used also may vary by county such that adjacent counties often have very different analytical coverage.

Other NURE Geochemical Data for the New York Quadrangle

None found.

New York Quadrangle NURE Bibliography

Links Within Open-File Report 97-492

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Page written by Bryan G. Moravec and Steven M. Smith.
Contact: Steven M. Smith (smsmith@usgs.gov)
Version 1.41: February 23, 2006

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