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Benjamin J Drenth

Research Geophysicist

Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center

Email: bdrenth@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 303-236-1827
Fax: 303-236-1425
ORCID: 0000-0002-3954-8124

Supervisor: Paul A Bedrosian
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Gravity data were collected from 2006 through 2015 to assist in mapping subsurface geology in the southern San Luis Basin, northern New Mexico. This data release provides principal facts for 566 new gravity stations that were acquired to fill in gaps in the existing public gravity data coverage.
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Gravity data were collected from 2016 through 2018 to assist in mapping subsurface geology in northeastern Iowa. This data release provides principal facts for 1080 new gravity stations that were acquired to supplement existing public gravity data coverage. References cited: Blakely, R.J., 1995, Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications, Cambridge University Press, 441 p. International Association of Geodesy, 1971, Geodetic reference system 1967: International Association of Geodesy Special Publication No. 3, 116 p. Morelli, C., ed., 1974, the International gravity standardization net 1971: International Association of Geodesy Special Publication no.4, 194 p. Plouff, Donald, 1977, Preliminary documentation...
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This data release includes the airborne magnetic survey data collected from the Iron Mountain-Menominee region of Michigan and Wisconsin. The Mineral Resources Program of the U.S. Geological Survey is tasked with understanding the nation's mineral resources. Precambrian rocks in the region are poorly mapped and understood. Detailed high-resolution airborne magnetic surveys, ground gravity surveys, and limited borehole data are being used to better understand the lithology and structure of both exposed and concealed Precambrian rocks. The primary goal of the airborne magnetic survey is to map lateral variations of magnetization that are related to differences in rock type.
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Gravity data were collected from 2016 through 2019 to assist in mapping surface and subsurface geology in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in neighboring northeastern Wisconsin. This data release provides principal facts for 1536 new gravity stations that were acquired to supplement existing public gravity data coverage.
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A high-resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric survey of the southeast Mojave Desert, parts of California and Nevada was flown by EDCON-PRJ, Inc. from December 13, 2019 to March 21, 2020. The high-resolution fixed-wing survey was flown at a flightline spacing of 200 m, an azimuth of 70 degrees, a nominal elevation above ground of 100 m, and consists of about 17,277 line-kilometers. Tie lines were flown at a flightline spacing of 2 km with an azimuth of 160 degrees. Magnetic data were processed by EDCON-PRJ, Inc. and include corrections for diurnal variations of the Earth's magnetic field, magnetic field of the aircraft, tie-line leveled, micro-leveled, and an International Geomagnetic Reference of the Earth...
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