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Boise (11 items)
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Gem (5 items)
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Kootenai (10 items)
Latah (4 items)
Lemhi (21 items)
Lewis (3 items)
Lincoln (7 items)
Madison (1 items)
Minidoka (5 items)
Nez Perce (3 items)
Owyhee (12 items)
Power (2 items)
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Coal fields of the conterminous United States - National Coal Resource Assessment updated version

This map sheet with accompanying Geographic Information System (GIS) project is an update of the existing U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Conterminous U.S. Coal Fields map compiled using data primarily from the USGS National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA).

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Geochemical, modal, and geochronologic data for 1.4 Ga A-type granitoid intrusions of the conterminous United States

This report presents and makes data available to ongoing petrogenetic investigations of these rocks. It develops an accurate and current portrayal of their spatial distribution in GIS format while analyzed samples are presented via Excel workbooks.

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Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States

Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.

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Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States

Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.

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Geochemical and mineralogical maps for soils of the conterminous United States

Geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801

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Geochemical and mineral maps from soils of the conterminous United States: interactive web site

Interactive web site showing geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801

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Basement domain map of the conterminous United States and Alaska

Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.

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Basement domain map of the conterminous US and Alaska

Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.

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Airborne geophysical surveys

Airborne surveys measuring the earth's magnetic field, resistivity or other electomagnetic properties, or gamma ray emission over parts of North America.

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State geologic map compilation

Digital geologic maps of the US states with consistent lithology, age, GIS database structure, and format

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Mining claim activity on Federal lands in the contiguous US and Alaska

Number and type of mine claims located on Federal lands and registered with the Bureau of Land Management, by year from 1976 through 2007.

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Aeromagnetic map for the state of Idaho

Aeromagnetic surveys of Idaho, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Data provided in a variety of formats.

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History and evaluation of national-scale geochemical data sets for the United States

Overview explaining how and why six different geochemical data sets were produced, and why you might choose to use the data in any one of these instead of the others.

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Guide to geophysical data for the northern Rocky Mountains and adjacent areas, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Wyoming

Mathematical analysis of gravity and aeromagnetic data, with basic and derived grids and vector data and maps.

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Geophysical terranes of the Great Basin and parts of surrounding provinces

A set of geophysical maps with anomalies that are labeled and keyed to tables containing information on each anomaly and its source.

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Geochemistry of sediments in the US from the PLUTO database

Geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected in the US and analyzed by the USGS. These data were originally entered in the PLUTO database, which is now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.

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Data base for undiscovered deposits of base and precious metals

Probabilistic estimates of the amounts of undiscovered gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in conventional types of mineral deposits in the United States.

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Digital Aeromagnetic Datasets for the Conterminous United States and Hawaii - A Companion to the North American Magnetic Anomaly Map

Digital and analog archives comprising more than 1,000 surveys, covering approximately 8,000,000 line-km of data, flown at various flight heights and line spacings

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Digitized Aeromagnetic Datasets for the Conterminous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico

Aeromagnetic anomaly values digitized from older surveys

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Chemical analyses of soils and other surficial materials of the conterminous US

Geochemistry of soils and other regoliths collected and analyzed by Hans Shacklette and colleagues from 1958 until about 1976.

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Precambrian basement structure map of the continental United States-an interpretation of geologic and aeromagnetic data

Principal basement structures formed during the Precambrian in the continental United States based on interpretation of regional aeromagnetic anomaly data of North America.

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Geological map data

Characteristics of bedrock and surficial geologic terranes and structural features at various levels of detail. The information provided here are intended for use in the synoptic study of large areas, and are likely not suitable for detailed study of geog

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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

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Idaho geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Idaho, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

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Mapping the mineral resource base for mineral carbon-dioxide sequestration in the conterminous United States

Map includes GIS data for magnesium-rich ultramafic rocks

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Digital map of major bedrock lithologic units for the Pacific Northwest: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project

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A compilation of spatial digital databases for selected U.S. Geological Survey nonfuel mineral resource assessments for parts of Idaho and Montana

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A preliminary full spectrum magnetic anomaly grid of the United States with improved long wavelengths for studying continental dynamics

The long-wavelength (50-2,500 km) content of the regional magnetic anomaly compilation was improved by utilizing a nearly homogeneous a nearly homogeneous set of NURE magnetic surveys flown from 1975 to 1981

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Geochemistry of stream sediments in the US from the NURE-HSSR database

National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

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Geochemistry of water samples in the US from the NURE-HSSR database

National-scale geochemical analysis of water samples in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

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Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US

Location and mineralogical characteristics of former mines, prospects, and occurrences of asbestos in the continental US. No asbestos producing mines are currently active. Data here are drawn from several previously published reports.

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Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the Rocky Mountain states of the United States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming)

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This data set shows occurrences and historic mines.

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National Geochronological Database

Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.

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National Geochronological Database

Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.

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Geochemistry of soils in the US from the PLUTO database

Geochemical data for soils collected in the United States and analyzed by the USGS. The data were originally entered into the in-house PLUTO database. This is a subset of DDS-47.

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Active mines and mineral plants in the US

Mine plants and operations for commodities monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS. Operations included are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the USGS.

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National Geochemical Database: Rock

Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected and analyzed by the USGS. This dataset includes and supersedes rock data formerly released as "Geochemistry of igneous rocks in the US extracted from the PLUTO database"

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Mineral Resource Data System

MRDS describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references.

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National geochemical survey database

National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US, from existing data, reanalysis of existing samples, and new sampling. Goal for sample density is one per 289 square km.

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National Geochemical Database: Sediment

Geochemical analysis of sediment samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are of stream sediment in the continental US and Alaska.

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Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974

Scanned correspondence documenting the work of these programs, typically including information about the geology and mineralization reported at locations for which development assistance was sought.

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National Geochemical Database: Soil

Geochemical analysis of soil samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

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National Geochemical Database: Concentrate

Geochemistry of concentrates from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

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Global assessment of undiscovered copper resources

Deposits, prospects, and permissive tracts for porphyry and sediment-hosted copper resources worldwide, with estimates of undiscovered copper resources.

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Prospect- and mine-related features on USGS topographic maps

Symbols indicating mining-related features digitized from historical USGS topographic maps in the western part of the conterminous US. Includes prospect pits, mine shafts and adits, quarries, open-pit mines, tailings piles and ponds, gravel and borrow pit

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USGS mineral-resource assessment of Sagebrush Focal Areas in the western United States

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have completed an assessment of the mineral-resource potential of nearly 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The assessment of these lands, identifie

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Preliminary map of phosphorous provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of platinum and platinum-group metal provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of tungsten provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of copper provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of nickel provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of mercury provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of fluorine provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of iron provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of vanadium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of cobalt occurrences in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of titanium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of tin occurrence areas in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of aluminum provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of columbium (niobium) and tantalum provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of manganese provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of lead provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of zinc provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of chromite provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of gold provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of rare-earth provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Map of thorium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of the uranium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Gravity anomaly grids for the conterminous US

Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. Includes the isostatic and Bouguer anomalies for the conterminous US.

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Rhenium occurrences in the United States

Mining districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits and prospects) within the United States that are reported to contain enrichments of rhenium (Re)

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The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) Geodatabase of the Conterminous United States

A collection of state geological maps using the same underlying database structure. Updates the preliminary state geologic map compilation released in 2005, with corrections and seven updated state geologic maps as well as seven new state geologic maps.

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Cobalt Deposits in the United States

Descriptions of more than 60 mineral regions, mines, and mineral deposits within the United States and its territories that are reported to contain enrichments of cobalt. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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Reanalysis of Selected Archived NURE-HSSR Sediment and Soil Samples from Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah (ver. 3.0, October 2018)

Reanalysis, using modern methods, of nearly 60,000 NURE-HSSR archived samples collected over parts of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

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Digital maps of hydrothermal alteration type, key mineral groups, and green vegetation of the western United States derived from automated analysis of ASTER satellite data

Mineral groups identified through automated analysis of remote sensing data acquired by the ASTER system were used to map the type and spatial distribution of hydrothermal alteration, other exposed mineral groups, and green vegetation.

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Large-area material maps of the conterminous United States

Maps of exposed surface mineral groups derived from automated spectral analysis of Landsat 7 ETM+ and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data.

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Natural aggregates of the conterminous United States

Geologic occurrence of potential sources of crushed stone and sand and gravel for use as natural aggregate. A summary of the natural aggregate industry is also included. Data are provided in Shapefile format.

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Aggregate resource availability in the conterminous United States, including suggestions for addressing shortages, quality, and environmental concerns

Presentation materials discussing types of aggregate, the occurrence of good-quality aggregate, and pointing out where good-quality aggregate is limited. Societal and environmental issues that limit aggregate development are also discussed. Data are provided in PDF and Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Focus areas for data acquisition for potential domestic sources of critical minerals—Rare earth elements

Explains background, data sources, and methodology used to identify focus areas for potential domestic sources of rare earth elements in non-fuel deposit types.

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Geochemical and mineralogical maps, with interpretation, for soils of the conterminous United States

Between 2007 and 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a low-density (1 site per 1,600 square kilometers, 4,857 sites) geochemical and mineralogical survey of soils in the conterminous United States. The sampling protocol for the national-scale surve

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GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals: aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten

Geographic areas identified to target acquisition of geologic mapping, geophysical data, geochemistry, or detailed topographic information to aid research, mineral exploration, and evaluation of critical mineral potential.

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USMIN Mineral Deposit Database

A developing national-scale geospatial database that will be an authoritative source of information on the most important mines, mineral deposits, and mineral districts of the United States.

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Focus areas for data acquisition for potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals in the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico—Aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum-group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, titanium, and tungsten

Geographic areas within the US where deposits of certain critical mineral resources might be found. With state agencies and other organizations, USGS intends to conduct studies that will help locate critical mineral resources within these areas.

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GIS, supplemental data table, and references for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 13 critical minerals in the United States and Puerto Rico: antimony, barite, beryllium, chromium, fluorspar, hafnium, helium, magnesium, manganese, potash, uranium, vanadium, and zirconium

Broad areas within the United States to target acquisition of geologic mapping, geophysical data, geochemical analysis, or detailed topographic information to aid research, mineral exploration, and evaluation of critical mineral potential in these areas.

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Earth MRI data acquisition projects

Geological, geophysical, geochemical, or lidar data acquisition projects funded by the Earth Mapping Resource Initiative (Earth MRI) pertaining to the study of critical mineral resources in the US.

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Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the United States

Locations and characteristics of map symbols pertinent to mining appearing on historical USGS topographic maps. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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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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Previous mineral resource assessment data compilation for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment Project

A compilation of previously published mineral potential maps that were used for the Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) project. Data are provided in CSV, Esri file geodatabase, GeoTiff, and shapefile formats.

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GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals-aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten (version 2.0, August 2020)

GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals: aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten. Version 2.0 of this dataset. Data are provided in CSV, Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and Microsoft Excel formats.

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Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Legacy Rehost System (LR2000) Mineral Use Cases for the Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

These data generalize the detailed LR2000 information and related boundaries (for example, small mine claim boundaries) to a larger Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundary in order to assist in the analysis of locatable, leasable, and salable minerals for mineral-resource assessment. Data are provided in shapefile format.

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Digital map of iron sulfate minerals, other mineral groups, and vegetation of the western United States derived from automated analysis of Landsat 8 satellite data

Multispectral remote sensing data acquired by Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) sensor were analyzed using an automated technique to generate surficial mineralogy and vegetation maps of the conterminous western United States. Data are provided in ERDAS Imagine format.

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Bayesian modeling of NURE airborne radiometric data for the conterminous United States: predictions and grids

Estimates of potassium, equivalent uranium, and equivalent thorium for the conterminous United States derived from the USGS national airborne radiometric data compilation analyzed using a Bayesian hierarchical model to produce new grids for this area. Data are provided in CSV and GeoTIFF formats.

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Data for generating statistical maps of soil lithium concentrations in the conterminous United States

Statistical characteristics of the chemical concentration of lithium in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, and GeoTIFF formats.

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Data to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3017: Pyrrhotite distribution in the conterminous United States

Distribution of the mineral pyrrhotite, an unstable sulfide mineral, across the conterminous United States, to help inform risk assessments. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Data for generating statistical maps of soil lanthanum concentrations in the conterminous United States

Statistical characteristics of the chemical concentration of lanthanum in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, and GeoTIFF formats.

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Data for generating statistical maps of soil cobalt concentrations in the conterminous United States

Statistical characteristics of the chemical concentration of cobalt in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, and GeoTIFF formats.

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Airborne Geophysical Survey Inventory of the Conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico (ver. 3.0, November 2021)

Compilation of airborne geophysical surveys (magnetic, radiometric, and electromagnetic) with links, for each survey to the data, metadata, and preview images. Includes a measure of quality indicating which surveys are likely most useful for investigations of subsurface mineral deposits. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Hydrothermal Alteration Maps of the Central and Southern Basin and Range Province of the United States Compiled From Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Data

Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.

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Maps of hydrothermal alteration in the Basin and Range province of the US

Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.

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Spatial databases for the geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington

The spatial databases represent the original content of 43 published geologic maps, provide normalized map unit descriptions, and provide additional information and interpretation not in the original reports.

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Relational database for the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains; Idaho, Montana, and Washington

Geologic map unit and lithologic descriptions used in Open File Report 2005-1235, with extensive bibliographic references to geologic literature that could not be included in the spatial database.

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Overview with methods and procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey mineral-resource assessment of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

Describes the methods, procedures, and fundamental reference information that were used throughout the assessment.

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Geology and mineral resources of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Oregon and Nevada), the Southeastern Oregon and North-Central Nevada, and the Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada (and Utah) Sagebrush Focal Areas

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Tungsten skarn mineral resource assessment of the Great Basin region of western Nevada and eastern California - Geodatabase

Geochemical, geophysical, geological, and mineral resource data supporting an assessment of undiscovered tungsten skarn deposits in this area. Permissive tracts and other information derived from the analysis are provided in shapefile, CSV, and Esri file geodatabase formats.

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Visible, Near Infrared, Shortwave Infrared and Thermal Infrared Laboratory Spectra of Samples of Compositionally Variable Dune Fields in the Western United States and Alaska

Laboratory reflectance and emissivity spectral measurements of dune sand samples collected from a variety of dune types and mineralogical compositions from eight dune field locations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico. Data are provided in CSV format.

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GIS Data (ver. 2) for Geologic Terranes of the Hailey 1 x 2 Degrees Quadrangle and the Western Part of the Idaho Falls 1 x 2 Degrees Quadrangle, South-Central Idaho

A Geologic Map Schema (GeMS)-compliant version that updates the GIS files for the geologic map. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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Global Geochemical Database for Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples

Chemistry and geologic information for historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits in the United States and from archetypal deposits from 27 other countries. Data are provide in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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Geochemical data used in the tungsten skarn mineral resource assessment of the Great Basin region of western Nevada and eastern California

Chemical analyses for 46,955 samples collected in the Great Basin Tungsten assessment area, extracted from the USGS National Geochemical Database. Data are provided in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and tab-delimited text formats.

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Locatable Mineral Assessment Tracts for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment Project

Locatable mineral resource assessment tracts (tracts of land) associated with the Department of the Interior (DOI) Sagebrush Focal Areas in Montana, Wyoming and Utah, central Idaho, and the Oregon-Nevada-Idaho border area. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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Geology and mineral resources of the North-Central Idaho Sagebrush Focal Area: Chapter C in Mineral resources of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

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Spatial database of mining-related features in 2001 at selected phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho

Features include mine pit; backfilled mine pit; waste rock dump; adit and waste rock dump; ore stockpile; topsoil stockpile; tailings or tailings pond; sediment catchment; facilities; road; railroad; water reservoir; disturbed land, undifferentiated; and

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Digital database of mining-related features at selected historic and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho

Spatial database that delineates mining-related features in areas of historic and active phosphate mining.

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Chemical Composition of Samples Collected from Waste Rock Dumps and Other Mining-Related Features at Selected Phosphate Mines in Southeastern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Northern Utah

Chemical analyses for 31 samples collected from various phosphate mine sites in southeastern Idaho (25), northern Utah (2), and western Wyoming (4)

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Rare earth element occurrences in the United States

Detailed descriptions of more than 200 mineral districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits, prospects, and showings) within the United States that are reported to contain substantial enrichment of rare earth elements.

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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

Previously unpublished geochemical data from 1966-1984 projects to describe the geology, determine petrologic and geochemical characteristics and to evaluate the mineral resource potential of the primitive areas and of adjacent study areas. Data are provided in Microsoft Access, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Legacy Geochemical Data from Hardcopy Records of Selected Past U.S. Geological Survey Projects

Geochemical data from selected USGS projects from the 1960s-1980s that were previously not published as digital data. Includes geochemical analyses from 36,498 samples of various types using analytical methods and instruments that were current when those studies were carried out. Data are provided in Microsoft Access, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Case study of the environmental signature of a recently abandoned, carbonate-hosted replacement deposit: The Clayton Mine, Idaho

Multi-element geochemical analysis of host rock, ore, mine waste, flotation-mill tailings, slag, stream sediments, creek and adit waters, and leachates of mine waste and mill tailings.

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Stream-Sediment Geochemistry in Mining-Impacted Drainages of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River, Custer County, Idaho

Analysis of stream sediments to assess the geochemistry, in particular the mercury and selenium contents, of mining-impacted sediments in the study area

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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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GIS Data for Geology of the Payette National Forest and Vicinity, West-Central Idaho

A Geologic Map Schema (GeMS)-compliant version that updates the GIS files for the geologic map. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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GIS Data for Geologic Map of the Salmon National Forest and Vicinity, East-Central Idaho

A Geologic Map Schema (GeMS)-compliant version that updates the GIS files for the geologic map. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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GIS Data for Geologic Map of the Challis 1 x 2 Degrees Quadrangle, Idaho

A Geologic Map Schema (GeMS)-compliant version that updates the GIS files for the geologic map. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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National Geochemical Database on Ore Deposits: Legacy data

Chemistry and geologic information for nearly 30,000 historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits and mining districts in the United States. Data are provided in Microsoft Access and CSV formats.

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Tungsten Deposits in the United States (ver. 2.0, August 2020)

Detailed descriptions of mineral deposits containing this commodity, including history, production, resource estimates, and geographic features. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, Microsoft Excel, and Esri file geodatabase formats.

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Digital Data for the Geologic Map of the Central Beaverhead Mountains, Lemhi County, Idaho, and Beaverhead County, Montana

Detailed geologic units and structural features of this area. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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Spatial data associated with tungsten skarn resource assessment of the Northern Rocky Mountains, Montana and Idaho

Resource assessment and supporting data including permissive tracts, mineral sites in the study area, geologic units, geologic maps, stream sediment geochemistry, whole rock chemistry, airborne radiometric data, and lower frequency content EMAG2 data. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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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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Geochemical reanalysis of rock and sediment samples from the Middle Fork and South Fork of the Salmon River collected in the mid-1960s through the early 1970s as part of the Idaho Primitive Area studies

Geochemical reanalysis of 23 rock and 85 sediment samples collected between 1966 and 1970 by USGS to characterize the regional impact of legacy mining in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Digital geologic map of the Spokane 1:100,000 quadrangle, Washington and Idaho; a digital data base for the 1990 N.L. Joseph map

Geologic units, structural features, and point measurements describing the earth characteristics of this area.

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Stratabound copper-silver deposits of the Mesoproterozoic Revett Formation, Montana and Idaho with a section on databases and spatial-data files for the geology and mineral deposits of the Revett Formation

Includes deposits, occurrences, and prospects; drill core logs and measured sections; and spatial databases for geologic maps, untested exploration areas, and permissive tracts for undiscovered mineral deposits.

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Reanalysis of Additional Selected Archived NURE-HSSR Sediment Samples from Idaho and Montana

Reanalysis of existing samples provides more precise and accurate geochemical data because newer methods can be used. Stable isotopes of lead were also included. Data are provided in Microsoft Access, CSV, and shapefile formats.

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Geochemical analysis of soils and sediments, Coeur d'Alene drainage basin, Idaho: Sampling, analytical methods, and results

Chemical composition of sediments and soils are of interest because of the potential for human and wildlife health impacts from high metal contents due to over 100 years of mining activity.

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Digital map of surficial geology, wetlands, and deepwater habitats, Coeur d'Alene river valley, Idaho

Details of materials and geologic environments in an area where a long history of mining has enriched stream sediments in silver, lead, zinc, arsenic, antimony and mercury, copper, cadmium, manganese, and iron.

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Digital geologic map of the Rosalia 1:100,000 quadrangle, Washington and Idaho: A digital database for the 1990 S.Z. Waggoner map

Geoloic units and structural features

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Lead-rich sediments, Coeur d'Alene River valley, Idaho; Area, volume, tonnage, and lead content: Surface-sediment geochemical data

Tables containing locations and lead concentrations of 998 surface-sediment geochemical sample sites

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An aeromagnetic survey in Yellowstone National Park

Grids of total magnetic intensity for the park

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Potential mineral resources, Payette National Forest, Idaho; description and probabilistic estimation

Permissive tracts for a variety of types of mineral deposits, with information about deposits that have already been mined.

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Uranium-lead zircon ages and Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope geochemistry of selected plutonic rocks from western Idaho

U-Pb geochronology and isotopic studies of select plutons across the Salmon River suture in western Idaho.

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Geology of the Payette National Forest and vicinity, west-central Idaho

Geologic unit contacts, faults, dikes, and folds in this area, in map form as well as geospatial datasets.

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Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in the conterminous United States

Site-by-site information on 876 natural occurrences of asbestos reported within the conterminous US. Includes location, mineralogy, geology, and relevant literature for each asbestos site. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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GIS Data for Geologic and Structure Maps of the Wallace 1 x 2 Degrees Quadrangle, Montana and Idaho

A Geologic Map Schema (GeMS)-compliant version that updates the GIS files for the geologic map. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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Geochemical Data Release for Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area, Magruder Corridor and Special Mining Management Zone Additions to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, and adjacent areas Idaho and Montana

Geochemical analyses of samples from stream sediments, magnetic heavy-mineral concentrates, nonmagnetic heavy-mineral concentrates, slightly magnetic to nonmagnetic heavy-mineral concentrates, and rocks. All were analyzed by semi-quantitative 6-step emission spectrography. Some of the stream sediment samples were also analyzed by flame-atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Data are provided in Microsoft Access format and as tab-delimited text.

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Geochemical re-analysis of rock and sediment samples from the Lower Middle Fork of the Salmon River collected as part of the Idaho Primitive Area Studies in the 1960's through 1980's

Geochemical data from the re-analysis of 44 rock samples collected between 1966 and 1970, and 107 sediment samples collected in 1966 and 1967 for a study investigating the mineral resources of this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Water and sediment geochemistry data from the vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho

Water characteristics (measured in situ) and laboratory geochemical analysis of water and sediment in this area to quantify the increase in dissolved constituents in streams attributable to historical mining activity. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Garnet Lu-Hf Ages and Isotope Data for the Stibnite, Idaho Area

Garnet Lu-Hf ages of the schist of Moores Station Formation and a cross-cutting garnetiferous felsic dike in this area. These ages provide part of the early geologic history leading up to ore deposition. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Isotopic ratios and element concentrations of U-Pb and Sm-Nd for scheelite petrochronology

Instrument, standard, and sample data from application of in situ laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry dating of scheelite in thin section, and sample data from isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry scheelite dating. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Argon data for Yellow Pine

Ar/Ar data for samples that record the mineralization of the area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Water, Soil, Rock, and Sediment Geochemistry Data from the Vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho, 2015-2017

Data collected to determine geologic background concentrations of trace metals in water and stream sediment, and to quantify the increase in dissolved constituents in streams attributable to historical mining activity in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geospatial Files for the Geologic Map of the Stibnite Mining Area, Valley County, Idaho

Geologic map units, faults, structural lines meaning axial traces, structural points like bedding strike and dip locations, cross section lines, drill core sample locations, open pit polygons or outlines, and general mining features such as the location of an adit. Data are provided in shapefile format.

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Mallnock, Wolfram Camp, and Andrew Curtis Scheelite and Wolframite U-Pb Isotope Data

Uranium and lead isotope ratios from (1) scheelite from ore deposits near Mallnock, Austria, (2) wolframite from the Wolfram Camp mine, Australia, and (3) scheelite from the Andrew Curtis mine near Los Angeles, California. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geophysical surveys of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September, 2002

Detailed bathymetry, lake-floor acoustic imaging, and sample characteristics to infer bottom sediment characteristics.

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Density and Magnetic Properties of Selected Rock Samples from the Western U.S. and Alaska

Physical properties (density, magnetic susceptibility, and remanent magnetism) from 20,000 rock samples. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Density and magnetic properties of selected plutons (granitoids) in the Great Basin, parts of California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Arizona

Physical property measurements rocks from this area, including station identifier, geographic coordinates, rock type, density, magnetic susceptibility, remanent magnetization, declination, and inclination where available. Data are provided in CSV format. Sample locations are provided in shapefile format.

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