US Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 01-139
Online version 1.0

Geochemical Analysis of Soils and Sediments, Coeur d’Alene Drainage Basin, Idaho: Sampling, Analytical Methods, and Results

By Stephen E. Box, Arthur A. Bookstrom, Mohammed Ikramuddin, and James Lindsay


map of the district

This report presents a compilation of about 1,000 geochemical analyses of alluvial sediments, collected from stream- and river- beds, banks, and floodplains downstream from mines and mills of the Coeur d'Alene (CdA) silver-lead-zinc mining district in north Idaho. Methods of sample collection, preparation, and analysis are described. Locations of sample sites are shown on maps and listed in tables showing latitude and longitude (in degrees to four decimal places), sample-depth intervals (cm), sample descriptions, and chemical analytical results for as many as 40 chemical elements.

Results of these analyses are included in the report as appendices. They may be downloaded individually from the report, as .xls or .dbf files, from the table below.

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The following tables are appendices attached to the Open-File report. They are provided here as separate .xls or .dbf files, for import into spreadsheet software. For descriptions of these table please refer to the Open-File-Report text.

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 Sample site location information




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36 kB

 Lithologic description of samples




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USGS EDXRF analytical data




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EWU 4-acid ICP-MS, ICP-AES, and FAA analytical data




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CHEMEX nitric/aqua regia ICP-AES analytical data




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XRAL 4-acid ICP-AES analytical data




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ACZ microwave-assisted nitric-acid ICP-AES analytical data




20 kB

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