Piatak, Nadine M.

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ORCID: 0000-0002-1973-8537
Abandoned mines and quarries, Acid neutralizing potential, Acid-base accounting, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Atomic absorption analysis, Atomic emission spectroscopy, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Capturing (animals), Carbon, Cerium, Cesium, Chemical analysis, Chlorine, Chromatography, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Datasets, Dissolved gases, Drilling and coring, Dysprosium, Economic geology, Ecosystem management, Ecotoxicology, Erbium, Europium, Fish, Fluorine, Gadolinium, Gallium, Geochemical processes, Geochemistry, Geologic history, Geospatial datasets, Germanium, Gold, Grain-size analysis, Hafnium, Holmium, Hydrogen, Hydrologic processes, Image collections, Indium, Industrial pollution, Iron, Isotopic analysis, Laboratories, Lanthanum, Laws and regulations, Lead, Light stable isotope analysis, Lithium, Lutetium, Macroinvertebrates, Magnesium, Manganese, Mass spectroscopy, Mercury, Metallic mineral resources, Metamorphic rocks, Metamorphism (geological), Mine drainage, Mine waste, Mineral deposits, Mineral resources, Mineralogy, Mining and quarrying, Molybdenum, Natural resource assessment, Natural resource exploration, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Nitrogen, Nonmetallic mineral resources, Ore formation, Oxygen, Oxygen content (water), Oxygen isotope analysis, Palladium, Particle-beam spectroscopy, Petrography, Petrology, Phosphorus, Placer deposit mining, Platinum, Potassium, Praseodymium, Resource supply and demand, Risk assessment, Rubidium, Salinity, Samarium, Scandium, Sedimentary rocks, Selenium, Sieve-size analysis, Silicon, Silver, Slag, Sodium, Soil chemistry, Stratigraphy, Strontium, Subsampling, Sulfur, Surface water quality, Tantalum, Tectonic processes, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Toxic trace element contamination, Tracer study, Tungsten, Unconsolidated deposits, Uranium, Vanadium, Waste treatment and disposal, Water chemistry, Water pH, Water sampling, Water temperature, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium, Disposal sites, Industrial sites, Lakes, Mine sites, Mineral deposit areas, Streams, Iron formation, Metamorphic rock, Peridotite, Sandstone, Sedimentary rock, Gold, Lead, Molybdenum, Zinc, DBF, Microsoft Excel format, Comma-delimited text, Shapefile, Tab-delimited text, Barite, Beryllium, Germanium, Hafnium, Niobium, Tantalum, Titanium, Zinc, Zirconium

Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely Copper Mine superfund site, Orange County, Vermont

An environmental impact study is done for the abandoned Ely copper mine. The extent of contamination is studyed along with the type and chemical composition of the mine waste piles.

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Geochemical Characterization of Mine Waste, Mine Drainage, and Stream Sediments at the Pike Hill Copper Mine Superfund Site, Orange County, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sampling procedures, analytical methodologies, and results to assess the potential for mine waste and drainage to have an adverse impact on aquatic ecosystems, on drinking- water supplies, and to human health

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Preliminary results of sequential extraction experiments for selenium on mine waste and stream sediments from Vermont, Maine, and New Zealand.

Study of selenium in sample materials from these abandoned mines with mineralogical analysis as well.

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Sequential extraction results and mineralogy of mine waste and stream sediments associated with metal mines in Vermont, Maine, and New Zealand

Results from sequential extraction experiments and the quantitative mineralogy for samples of stream sediments and mine wastes collected from metal mines.

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Powder X-ray diffraction laboratory, Reston, Virginia

Describes the instruments features and its application to a variety of earth science issues including but not limited to: amorphous phases, ore deposits, unconventional energy resources, organics and coal, soils and sediments, clay and rare earth minerals

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Environmental characteristics and utilization potential of metallurgical slag: Chapter 19

Slag, an abundant byproduct from the pyrometallurgical processing of ores, can be an environmental liability or a valuable resource. The most common environmental impact of slag is from the leaching of potentially toxic elements, acidity, or alkalinity th

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Electron microprobe analyses of sphalerite from Central and East Tennessee mining districts, the Red Dog mining district (AK), and the Metaline mining district (WA)

Detailed mineralogical and geochemical study of ore minerals that can contain the critical mineral commodity germanium. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Molecular-scale speciation of germanium and copper within sphalerite from Central Tennessee mining district (TN), Red Dog mining district (AK), and Metaline mining district (WA)

Data from a combination of analytical techniques providing detailed mineralogical and chemical analysis, to understand the mechanisms controlling geologic enrichment in germanium in ores that are crucial for maintaining a sustainable supply of this critical mineral commodity. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Barite (Barium)

Barite (barium sulfate, BaSO4) is vital to the oil and gas industry because it is a key constituent of the mud used to drill oil and gas wells. Elemental barium is an additive in optical glass, ceramic glazes, and other products.

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Environmental Considerations Related to Mining of Nonfuel Minerals

A key aspect of identifying and mitigating environmental risks of mining is understanding how they vary from one deposit type to another—a concept that forms the basis for geoenvironmental mineral-deposit models.

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Major, minor, and trace element compositions of bulk drill core samples from the Duluth Complex

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Niobium and Tantalum

Niobium and tantalum are found together in nature because they have similar physical and chemical properties. Niobium is used in high-strength steel alloys, while tantalum is used in electronic capacitors.

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Zirconium and Hafnium

Zirconium and hafnium are corrosion-resistant metals that are widely used in the chemical and nuclear industries. Most zirconium is consumed in the form of the main ore mineral zircon or as zirconium oxide or other zirconium chemicals.

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Geochemical characterization, acid neutralization potential, and phosphate removal capacity of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA

Information about iron and steel slag samples in this area, including bulk chemistry, acid-base accounting, particle size analysis, synthetic precipitation leaching protocol results, and batch and column phosphate removal experiments. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Electron microprobe analyses of sphalerite and hemimorphite from mine wastes from the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Tri-State Mining District, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Electron microprobe analyses of sphalerite and hemimorphite from sampled historical waste piles were conducted with a specific focus on germanium (Ge). Data are provided in CSV format.

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Elemental concentrations for bulk and size-fractionated mine waste from the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Tri-State Mining District, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Elemental concentrations for bulk and size-fractionated mine waste from sampled historical waste piles from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geochemical, mineralogical, and molecular scale speciation characterization of mine wastes from the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Tri-State Mining District, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Concentration, mineral hosts, and speciation of germanium in mine wastes from this site. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Germanium redistribution during weathering of Zn mine wastes: Implications for environmental mobility and recovery of a critical mineral

Germanium (Ge) is a metal used in emerging energy technologies, communications, and defense, and has been deemed critical by the United States due to its essential applications and scarce supply. Germanium is recovered as a byproduct of zinc (Zn) sulfides

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Mineral abundances within bulk and size-fractionated mine waste from the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Tri-State Mining District, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Mineral abundances within bulk and size-fractionated mine waste from sampled historical waste piles from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Molecular speciation of Ge within sphalerite, hemimorphite, and quartz from mine waste from the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Tri-State Mining District, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Oxidation state and bonding environment of Ge in minerals within mine waste from sampled historical waste piles from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Oxide and cation compositions of olivine grains from drill core in the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Surface-water hydrology and quality at the Pike Hill Superfund Site, Corinth, Vermont, October 2004 to December 2005

Synoptic water-quality and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling at 14 stream sites to characterize the quality of surface water in the watershed on a seasonal and spatial basis, as well as to assess the effects of wetlands on water quality.

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Low-fluorine stockwork molybdenite deposits

Descriptive mineral deposit model, with locations of known deposits of this type and a few site characteristics.

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Aquatic assessment of the Ely Copper Mine Superfund site, Vershire, Vermont

A wide variety of geochemical analyses show strong local impact on water quality in this area of historical copper mining.

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Beryllium

Beryllium is a mineral commodity that is used in a variety of industries to make products that are essential for the smooth functioning of a modern society.

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Oxide and cation compositions of feldspar grains from drill core of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Titanium

Titanium colors paint, paper, plastic, rubber, and wallboard. Because of its strength and corrosion resistance, titanium metal and its alloys are used in the aerospace industry as well as for welding rod coatings, biological implants, and consumer goods.

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Chemistry, morphology, modal mineralogy, and photomicrographs of amphiboles and other minerals in the Ironwood Iron-Formation, Gogebic Iron Range, Wisconsin, USA

Information related to amphibole and other minerals in order that commercial, regulatory, and other entities may obtain a better understanding of their impact on potential resource development. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel CSV, annotated PDF reports including microphotographs and analytical results, and JPEG formats.

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Estimates of mineral abundances based on Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction data from mill tailings and other ore processing materials

Results of mineral abundance estimates based on Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses of mill tailings and other ore processing materials from worldwide localities. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Environmental (hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur) stable isotope data from the Elizabeth copper mine Superfund site, Vermont, USA

Stable hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur isotope data were collected from surface water, groundwater, and bulk mill tailings samples at this mine in South Strafford, Vermont. Where available, supporting data for water samples include discharge, pH, specific conductance, and dissolved sulfate concentration. The water samples span a time period from August 1998 to October 2009. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Solid and aqueous geochemistry for mill tailings and other ore processing materials

Geochemical analyses of solid mill tailings and other ore processing materials from worldwide localities, and leachates from those samples. Data are provided in CSV format.

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A novel non-destructive workflow for examining germanium and co-substituents in ZnS

A suite of complementary techniques was used to examine germanium (Ge), a byproduct critical element, and co-substituent trace elements in ZnS and mine wastes from four mineral districts where germanium is, or

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Oxide and cation compositions of pyroxene grains from drill core of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposit model

This report describes key features; identifies tectonic-sedimentary environments; illustrates geochemical, geophysical, and geoenvironmental characteristics; evaluates deposit formation; presents exploration and assessment guides; and lists knowledge gaps

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Fluorine

Fluorine compounds are essential in numerous chemical and manufacturing processes. Fluorspar is the commercial name for fluorite (isometric CaF2), which is the only fluorine mineral that is mined on a large scale.

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Occurrence model for magmatic sulfide-rich nickel-copper-(platinum-group element) deposits related to mafic and ultramafic dike-sill complexes

Magmatic sulfide deposits containing nickel and copper, with or without platinum-group elements, account for approximately 60 percent of the world’s nickel production. Most of the remainder of the Ni production is deriv

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Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the abandoned Valzinco (lead-zinc) and Mitchell (gold) mine sites prior to reclamation, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Geochemical data for all solid sample media, along with mineralogical data, and results of weathering experiments on Valzinco tailings and field experiments on sediment accumulation in Knights Branch.

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