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1. Field and laboratory experiments were conducted to assess the relative influence of water quality and substratum quality on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in the Animas River, a metal-polluted stream in south-western Colorado (U.S.A.). 2. A community-level in situ toxicity test measured direct effects of Animas River water on benthic invertebrates collected from a reference stream (Elk Creek). The effects of metal-contaminated biofilm were examined by comparing macroinvertebrate colonisation of clean and contaminated substrata placed in Elk Creek. A feeding experiment with the mayfly Baetis tricaudatus Dodds (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) examined metal bioaccumulation and effects of metal-contaminated biofilm...
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This report and digital data release presents 82 new rock geochemical analyses on historic U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) samples. These samples were originally collected by the USBM as part of their critical and strategic minerals project, which investigated tin occurrences associated with the Ohio Creek pluton, south-central Alaska. Historic USBM sample materials were retrieved by DGGS from the DGGS Geologic Materials Center (GMC), where the USBM samples were transferred as part of the federally funded Minerals Data and Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA) program in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The text and analytical data and tables associated with this report are being released in digital format as PDF files...
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This data release includes data from laboratory bioassay sediment exposures to Lampsilis siliquoidea and Hyallela azteca. Sediment was collected from streams and rivers within the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD). Endpoints include survival, reproduction and growth, metal concentrations, and various water quality parameters collected during the exposures
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Re-analyses of sample pulps and bulk rejects from historic USBM rock and heavy-mineral-concentrate samples were conducted by the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) as part of the State of Alaska's Strategic and Critical Minerals Assessment project, which is designed to evaluate Alaska's potential for these resources. The objective of this resource assessment is to expand the state's geochemical database by obtaining and publishing modern, quantitative geochemical analyses for historic USBM samples, where available. Highlights of this re-analysis project include heavy mineral concentrates with up 7,220 ppm Sn, 5,870 ppm Cr, and 17,000 ppm Mn.
Tags: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Basalt, All tags...
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This report and digital data release presents 90 new geochemical analyses on historic U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) samples, including 56 rock, 16 sediment, 5 soil, and 12 heavy mineral concentrate (pan concentrate) samples, as well as 1 sample of indeterminate type. Some of these samples were originally collected by the USBM as part of their mineral investigations in the Porcupine River drainage, northeastern Alaska, and a portion of the samples were collected as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation. Historic USBM sample materials were retrieved by DGGS from the DGGS Geologic Materials Center (GMC), where the USBM samples were transferred as part of the federally funded Minerals Data and Information Rescue...
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This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release (ver. 1.2, April 2022) contains a set of previously unpublished geochemical data from project studies of primitive areas in central Idaho, including the Clear Creek-Upper Big Deer Creek Area, the Salmon River Breaks and Sawtooth Primitive Areas, and the Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area. The purpose of the USGS Idaho Primitive Area studies, conducted from 1966 to 1984, was to describe the geology, determine petrologic and geochemical characteristics, and evaluate the mineral resource potential of these primitive areas and adjacent study areas. In the case of the Idaho Primitive Area study (Cater and others, 1973), the primitive area covers 1,915 square miles; adjacent...
Categories: Data, Data Release - Revised; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: Big Deer Creek, Bitterroot National Forest, Blaine County, Boise County, Boise National Forest, All tags...
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These data are the raw total mercury (THg) concentrations in whole feathers, feather homogenates, and feather components (i.e., rachis, vane, calamus) that are presented in the Journal Article "Mercury concentrations vary within and among individual bird feathers: A critical evaluation and guidelines for feather use in mercury monitoring programs" in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry by Peterson et al.
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This report and digital data release presents 209 new geochemical analyses on historic U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) samples, including 90 rock, 9 stream sediment, 14 soil, and 96 heavy mineral concentrate (pan concentrate) samples. These samples were originally collected by the USBM as part of their search for radioactive mineral deposits in the northern Darby Mountains, eastern Seward Peninsula, Alaska Historic USBM sample materials were retrieved by DGGS from the DGGS Geologic Materials Center (GMC), where the USBM samples were transferred as part of the federally funded Minerals Data and Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA) program in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The text and analytical data and tables associated...
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This report and digital data release presents 12 new geochemical analyses on historic U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) samples, including 6 rock, 4 stream sediment, and 2 heavy mineral concentrate (pan concentrate) samples. These samples were originally collected by the USBM to follow up reported tungsten anomalies in the VABM Bend area, Charley River and Eagle quadrangles, east-central Alaska. Historic USBM sample materials were retrieved by DGGS from the DGGS Geologic Materials Center (GMC), where the USBM samples were transferred as part of the federally funded Minerals Data and Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA) program in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The text and analytical data and tables associated with this...
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This data release includes physical and chemical characteristics of field collected samples from streams and rivers within the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) as well as toxicity endpoints from chronic water-only and sediment laboratory exposures including survival and growth of the mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea; survival, growth, and reproduction of the amphipod Hyalella azteca; metal concentrations, and various water quality parameters collected during the toxicity studies. Mining in the Tri-State Mining District took place over a large geographic area, with mining taking place in the three states of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
A value of simultaneously extracted metal to acid-volatile sulfide (SEM–AVS) can provide important information regarding metal availability in anaerobic sediment. SEM and AVS concentrations were obtained by the cold-acid purge-and-trap technique during spring and summer at six locations along the Mississippi River floodplain. SEM–AVS values and AVS concentrations did not vary significantly between locations during both seasons. AVS concentrations were significantly greater during summer than spring, resulting in significantly lower SEM–AVS values in summer. Total SEM concentrations did not significantly vary between seasons or specific locations. SEM-AVS values were greater than one at each location during both...
Charcoal is well known to accumulate contaminants, but its association with metals and other toxic elements in natural settings has not been well studied. Association of contaminants with charcoal in soil and sediment may affect their mobility, bioavailability, and fate in the environment. In this paper, natural wildfire charcoal samples collected from a wetland site that has been heavily contaminated by mine waste were analyzed for elemental contents and compared to the surrounding soil. Results showed that the charcoal particles were enriched over the host soils by factors of two to 40 times in all contaminant elements analyzed. Principal component analysis was carried out on the data to determine whether element...
Brown trout, Salmo trutta, exposed to heavy metals (mainly Cd and Zn) for at least 2 years in the Eagle River, Colorado, were examined for liver size and activity of the growth-promoting enzyme, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) and compared to trout living in an uncontaminated site. Liver-somatic index (LSI) was greater for trout living in the uncontaminated site with the LSI of females being significantly greater than that of males. The LSI for females at the uncontaminated site was greater than that of females at the contaminated site, but males were not different statistically. ODC activity in the livers of both males and females was lower at the contaminated site. However, males and females did not differ with...
Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) is a heterogeneous material. Though regulated as un-speciated mass, it exerts most effects on vegetation and ecosystems by virtue of the mass loading of its chemical constituents. As this varies temporally and spatially, prediction of regional impacts remains difficult. Deposition of PM to vegetated surfaces depends on the size distribution of the particles and, to a lesser extent, on the chemistry. However, chemical loading of an ecosystem may be determined by the size distribution as different constituents dominate different size fractions. Coating with dust may cause abrasion and radiative heating, and may reduce the photosynthetically active photon flux reaching the photosynthetic...
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Streambed sediment samples were collected in October 2016 from streams tributary to Wisconsin’s western Lake Michigan shoreline. Streams included two Areas of Concern (AOCs), two non-AOC comparisons, and two additional non-AOC study areas. Within the Milwaukee Estuary AOC, samples were collected from the Milwaukee River (three subsites), the Menomonee River (two subsites), the Kinnickinnic River (2 subsites), and the Milwaukee Harbor (one subsite). The Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers converge in the Milwaukee Harbor and then discharge to Lake Michigan. Within the Sheboygan River AOC, samples were collected at three subsites. Samples were also collected at two subsites in the Manitowoc River and two...
This study describes the toxic effects of different prominent aquatic pollutants?heavy metals (Cd & Pb), pesticides (alphamethrin and deltamethrin) and salt (NaCl)?on the intracellular proline content in the cyanobacterium, Westiellopsis prolifica?Janet strain?NCCU331. Despite a reduction in growth (measured as chlorophyll a content), the intracellular proline content increased in the presence of heavy metals, pesticides and high salt concentration. The intracellular cyanobacterial proline accumulation was more pronounced under salt stress than in the presence of pesticides and heavy metals. We have also compared whether or not anionic components influence heavy metal toxicity. It was found that the chlorides of...
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Geologists from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) Mineral Resources Section conducted four weeks of helicopter-supported mapping and fieldwork from June 26 through July 24, 2013. The Styx River project in the Lime Hills C-1 Quadrangle was part of the State-funded Airborne Geophysical/Geological Mineral Inventory (AGGMI) program as part of the State's Strategic Minerals Assessment Project, an initiative designed to evaluate Alaska's potential for rare-earth elements, PGEs, and other similarly supply-challenged resources. The Styx River project area has active and ongoing mineral exploration for deposit types including porphyry copper/molybdenum/gold, reduced intrusion-related gold, and...
Tags: Alaska Range, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, All tags...
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This report and digital data release presents 40 new geochemical analyses on historic U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) samples, including 33 rock and 7 heavy mineral concentrate (pan concentrate) samples. These samples were originally collected by the USBM as part of their critical and strategic minerals project, which investigated the rare-earth-element and uranium mineral potential of the Zane Hills area, northwestern Alaska. Historic USBM sample materials were retrieved by DGGS from the DGGS Geologic Materials Center (GMC), where the USBM samples were transferred as part of the federally funded Minerals Data and Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA) program in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The text and analytical...


map background search result map search result map Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines rock and heavy mineral concentrate samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth element data--Ray Mountains and Kanuti-Hodzana uplands area, Alaska Major-oxide, minor-oxide, and trace-element geochemical data from rocks in the Styx River area, Lime Hills C-1 Quadrangle, Lime Hills, McGrath, Talkeetna, and Tyonek quadrangles, Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from tin occurrences associated with the Ohio Creek pluton, south-central Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Darby Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Zane Hills pluton, northwestern Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Porcupine River drainage, northeastern Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the VABM Bend area, Charley River and Eagle quadrangles, east-central Alaska Variability of mercury concentrations among whole bird feathers, feather homogenates, and feather components quantified in California in 2017-2018 Geochemical Data Release for Idaho Primitive Area, including the contiguous Clear Creek-Upper Big Deer Creek Area, the Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area, the Sawtooth Primitive Area, and adjacent areas, central Idaho (ver. 1.2, June 2022) Bottom sediment chemical data at rivermouths and harbors along western Lake Michigan, USA, 2016 Chemical and biological data from acute and chronic nickel and zinc exposure bioassays to two sensitive freshwater benthic invertebrates Response of juvenile mussels and amphipods to metal concentrations in water and sediment of streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, USA Response of juvenile mussels and amphipods to metal concentrations in water and sediment of streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, USA- H. azteca and L. siliquoidea in long term exposures Response of juvenile mussels and amphipods to metal concentrations in water and sediment of streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, USA- water-only tests with L. siliquoidea in 4 week exposures Chemical and biological data from acute and chronic nickel and zinc exposure bioassays to two sensitive freshwater benthic invertebrates Response of juvenile mussels and amphipods to metal concentrations in water and sediment of streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, USA- H. azteca and L. siliquoidea in long term exposures Response of juvenile mussels and amphipods to metal concentrations in water and sediment of streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, USA- water-only tests with L. siliquoidea in 4 week exposures Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from tin occurrences associated with the Ohio Creek pluton, south-central Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Zane Hills pluton, northwestern Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Darby Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines rock and heavy mineral concentrate samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth element data--Ray Mountains and Kanuti-Hodzana uplands area, Alaska Major-oxide, minor-oxide, and trace-element geochemical data from rocks in the Styx River area, Lime Hills C-1 Quadrangle, Lime Hills, McGrath, Talkeetna, and Tyonek quadrangles, Alaska Response of juvenile mussels and amphipods to metal concentrations in water and sediment of streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, USA Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Porcupine River drainage, northeastern Alaska Bottom sediment chemical data at rivermouths and harbors along western Lake Michigan, USA, 2016 Geochemical Data Release for Idaho Primitive Area, including the contiguous Clear Creek-Upper Big Deer Creek Area, the Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area, the Sawtooth Primitive Area, and adjacent areas, central Idaho (ver. 1.2, June 2022) Variability of mercury concentrations among whole bird feathers, feather homogenates, and feather components quantified in California in 2017-2018