Lowers, Heather A.

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ORCID: 0000-0001-5360-9264
Abandoned mines and quarries, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Atomic absorption analysis, Atomic emission spectroscopy, Barium, Beryllium, Biodegradation, Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Carbon, Carbon isotope analysis, Cerium, Cesium, Chlorine, Chromatography, Chromium, Cobalt, Contamination and pollution, Copper, Datasets, Drilling and coring, Dysprosium, Earth material properties, Economic geology, Environmental health (human), Erbium, Europium, Fluorine, Foliation (geologic), Food web, Gadolinium, Gallium, Geochemistry, Geologic structure, Geophysics, Geospatial datasets, Germanium, Gold, Grain-size analysis, Hafnium, Holmium, Hydrothermal processes, Igneous rocks, Indium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lead, Light stable isotope analysis, Lithium, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mass spectroscopy, Mercury, Mine waste, Mineral deposits, Mineral resources, Mineralogy, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Ore formation, Oxygen, Oxygen isotope analysis, Palladium, Particle-beam spectroscopy, Phosphorus, Platinum, Platinum-group elements, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rare earth elements, Remote sensing, Rhenium, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Scanning electron microscopy, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Soil chemistry, Strontium, Sulfur, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Toxic trace element contamination, Transect sampling, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, Volcanic rocks, Water quality, Water sampling, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium, Mine sites, Mineral deposit areas, Dacite, Dolostone, Intrusive carbonatite, Vermiculite, Microsoft Excel format, Portable Document Format, SPECPR format, Columnar text, Comma-delimited text, Copper, Rare earths

Particle size characterization of water-elutriated Libby amphibole 2000 and RTI International amosite

Morphological data on fibrous mineral particles from an old vermiculite mine that has been a subject of environmental health investigations

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Epidote from the Zard Mountains, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan

The authors received two unusual crystals of epidote from Rock Currier, Jewel Tunnel Imports, in 2012. The mineral specimens were collected at Zard Mountain (Zard Koh), in the central part of the Ruskoh Mountains (Rusk Koh), west of Kharan, Balochistan, P

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In situ geochemical data related to the gold-quartz veins of Grass Valley, California, 2014-2015

Geochemical data for pyrite crystals and native gold from two distinct vein sets in this area to better understand paragenesis of quartz veins in orogenic gold deposits. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Spectroscopy of Expanded Vermiculite Products and Insulation

Descriptions and analytical data (electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction, spectral reflectance, and scanning electron microprobe analyses) for unexpanded and expanded vermiculite samples, a mineral product with commercial applications. Data are provided in CSV format. Descriptions of the samples are provided as PDF reports.

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Table of Electron Probe Microanalyses of Cassiterite from the Sullivan Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit, British Columbia

Electron microprobe analyses of two samples of cassiterite from this mineral deposit. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Tables of electron probe microanalyses from the Copperwood sediment-hosted stratiform copper deposit, Michigan, USA

Electron microprobe analyses of ore minerals from this deposit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Minerals include bornite, chalcocite, native copper, native silver, and pyrite, analyzed for Ag, As, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Ni, Pb, S, Sb, and Zn. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geochemical data for the Elk Creek alkaline complex, southeast Nebraska

Analytical data from a suite of rock and mineral samples collected from drill core within the Elk Creek alkaline complex, which hosts the Elk Creek carbonatite, a multilithologic carbonatite enriched in niobium, rare earth elements (REEs), scandium, and titanium. Data are provide in CSV format.

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Geochemistry of rocks and rock fabric data near the hanging wall contact to the Reef Package, Stillwater Complex, Montana, USA

Whole-rock major, minor, and trace element geochemistry of rock samples collected from diamond drill holes that intersect the textural discontinuity at the top of the Reef Package from the underground working of the Stillwater Mine. Data are provide in CSV format.

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Geologic and mineralogic controls on acid and metal-rich rock drainage in an alpine watershed, Handcard Gulch, Colorado

Mineralogical data on samples from the surface and from drill cores, with geological observations help to understand the hydrology and effects of geology on acid-rock drainage in a mineralized alpine watershed.

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Mineralogical analyses of drill core samples from the Canyon uranium-copper deposit, a solution-collapse breccia pipe, Grand Canyon area, Coconino County, Arizona, USA

X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy analyses of drill core samples that typify the uranium-copper ore bodies of the Canyon deposit, to understand mineral deposits of this type. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel, CSV, and PDF report formats.

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Electron Probe Microanalyses of apatite, rutile, and titanite from stream sediment and rock samples in the eastern Tanacross quadrangle, eastern Alaska

Electron probe data collected for apatite, rutile, and titanite to fingerprint porphyry-style mineralization near the Taurus deposit in eastern Alaska. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geochemical and mineralogical analyses of uranium ores from the Hack II and Pigeon deposits, solution-collapse breccia pipes, Grand Canyon region, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Arizona, USA

Whole-rock geochemistry, X-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy analyses of samples collected from the uranium ore bodies of two mined-out deposits in this area to understand the formation of this type of mineral deposit. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel, CSV, and PDF reports.

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Linking geology and health sciences to assess childhood lead poisoning from artisanal gold mining in Nigeria

Approximately 400 young children have died and thousands more are affected. This study clarifies lead sources and exposure pathways, identifies other toxicants of concern and people at risk, and examines potential for similar lead poisoning globally.

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USGS Spectral Library Version 7 Data

Spectra measured with laboratory, field, and airborne spectrometers. The instruments used cover wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the far infrared (0.2 to 200 microns). Laboratory samples of specific minerals, plants, chemical compounds, and man-made materials were measured. In many cases, samples were purified, so that unique spectral features of a material can be related to its chemical structure. Data are provided in text format as well as the SPECtrum Processing Routines (SPECPR) format.

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