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Open-File Report 01-411

Chemical Composition of Samples Collected from Waste Rock Dumps and Other Mining-Related Features at Selected Phosphate Mines in Southeastern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Northern Utah

By Phillip R. Moyle and J. Douglas Causey

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This report provides chemical analyses for 31 samples collected from various phosphate mine sites in southeastern Idaho (25), northern Utah (2), and western Wyoming (4). The sampling effort was undertaken as a reconnaissance and does not constitute a characterization of mine wastes. Twenty-five samples were collected from waste rock dumps, 2 from stockpiles, and 1 each from slag, tailings, mill shale, and an outcrop. All samples were analyzed for a suite of major, minor, and trace elements. Although the analytical data set for the 31 samples is too small for detailed statistical analysis, a summary of general observations is made.

First posted June 11, 2001

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Moyle, Phillip R. and Causey, J. Douglas, 2001, Chemical Composition of Samples Collected from Waste Rock Dumps and Other Mining-Related Features at Selected Phosphate Mines in Southeastern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Northern Utah: U.S Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-411, 46 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/0411/.


Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Methodology

Sampling

Discussion

Acknlowledgments

References


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