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Laurel G Woodruff

Research Geologist

Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center

Office Phone: 763-783-3291
Fax: 763-783-3103

Mounds View Business Center
2280 Woodale Drive
Mounds View , MN 55112-4900

Supervisor: Carla K Brezinski
This is a report of geochemical data from various media collected on Isle Royale, a large island in northeastern Lake Superior. Isle Royale became a national park in 1940 and was designated as a wilderness area in 1976. USGS sampling began in 1996 as part of a larger project on the Midcontinent Rift in the Lake Superior region. Data are given in nine Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. All the data are newly acquired by the USGS.
Samples for analysis were selected from 1) archived rotosonic cores drilled by the Minnesota Geological Survey and archived at the Lands and Minerals Drill Core Library, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA; or b) freshly collected rotosonic cores, collected on-site at the time of coring. Cores in the sample archive are stored in wooden core-boxes in ambient air. Cores have supporting geology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, and hydrogeology data as published in County Geologic Atlases, Parts A and B, by the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR); or in Regional Hydrogeologic Assessments, MGS. Included in this data release are: Core_Chem_Locations.pdf:...
In response to Executive Order 13817 of December 20, 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to identify 35 nonfuel minerals or mineral materials considered critical to the economic and national security of the United States (U.S.). Acquiring information on possible domestic sources of these critical minerals is the basis of the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI). The program, which partners the USGS with State Geological Surveys, federal agencies, and the private sector, aims to collect new geological, geophysical, and topographic (lidar) data in key areas of the U.S. to stimulate mineral exploration and production of critical minerals. The first...
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To document regional water quality in areas of potential base-metal mining, bedrock, soil, streambed sediment, and surface-water samples were collected and analyzed in three watersheds that cross the basal part of the Duluth Complex (northeastern Minnesota). The three watershed each had different mineral-deposit settings: (1) copper-nickel-platinum group element mineralization (Filson Creek), (2) iron-titanium-oxide mineralization (St. Louis River), and (3) no identified mineralization (Keeley Creek). At least 10 bedrock, 30 soil (two from 15 sites), and up to 13 streambed sediment samples were collected in each watershed and analyzed for 44 major and trace elements by a combined method using a combined inductively...
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