Upper Colorado



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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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Net acid production, acid neutralizing capacity, and associated geophysical, mineralogical, and geochemical characteristics of Animas River watershed rocks near Silverton, Colorado

Geochemical analysis of rock samples focusing on characteristics relevant to mine cleanup discussions

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Integrated investigations of environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, San Juan county, Colorado

Major assessment of the environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed with GIS data files, tables, and plates.

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Magnetotelluric sounding data in the Silverton Caldera complex, Colorado, 2019

Magnetotelluric station locations and data intended to help to characterize subsurface rock properties important for understanding surface water and groundwater quality issues, and also to improve knowledge of deep geologic structures that may have been conduits for hydrothermal fluids that formed mineral deposits.

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High resolution helicopter-borne magnetic and electromagnetic survey Eureka Graben area, Colorado September 1999

Survey parameters, data acquisition and processing procedures, and products of a 1999 airborne geophysical survey of this area. Data provided in GXF format and binary formats.

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Shapefiles to accompany Colorado Mineral Belt revisited

Based on detailed information on the location of the Tertiary intrusions and mineral deposits, and on the control provided by the Proterozoic structures, all superimposed using GIS, a new outline of the Colorado Mineral Belt is proposed. Older representations are included for comparison. Data are provided in shapefile format.

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Magnetotelluric sounding data in the Silverton Caldera complex, Colorado, 2018

Magnetotelluric sounding data collected in July 2018 in the Silverton Caldera complex, Colorado, in the Southern Rocky Mountain Volcanic Field to understand the geologic structure of this area.

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Digital map of iron sulfate minerals, other mineral groups, and vegetation of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, and Four Corners Region derived from automated analysis of Landsat 8 satellite data

Multispectral remote sensing data acquired by the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) sensor were analyzed using a new, automated technique to generate a map of exposed mineral and vegetation groups in this area. Results are provided in ERDAS Imagine format.

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Audiomagnetotelluric sounding data in the Silverton Caldera complex, Colorado, 2019

Audiomagnetotelluric station locations and data to characterize subsurface rock properties important for understanding surface water and groundwater quality issues, and also to improve knowledge of deep geologic structures that may have been conduits for hydrothermal fluids that formed mineral deposits.

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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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Hydrologic reconnaissance to identify areas of emergent groundwater, Mineral Creek, near Silverton, Colorado, June 2020

Results of a field survey of emergent groundwater in this area to help characterize subsurface rock properties important for understanding surface water and groundwater quality issues, and to improve knowledge of shallow to deep faults and vein-structures that were conduits for hydrothermal fluids that formed mineral deposits. Data are provided in KML, CSV, and shapefile formats. Images of the locations are provided in JPEG format.

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Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data of the San Juan-Silverton Caldera complex, Silverton, Colorado, 2019

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data were collected during 2019 along 1,467 line-kilometers in this area. The survey was flown at a mean flight height of 140 meters (m) above terrain and line spacings ranging from 150 m to 600 m. Data are provided in CSV and shapefile 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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U-Pb detrital zircon data for: Select Pennsylvanian-Triassic sedimentary rocks from Colorado

Geochronological data to understand the history of these rock formations. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb detrital zircon data for: lower Paleozoic sedimentary rocks near Silverton, CO USA

Laser ablation ICPMS U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology data to supports mapping and stratigraphic interpretations of this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Audiomagnetotelluric sounding data in the Silverton Caldera complex, Colorado, 2018

Audiomagnetotelluric sounding data collected in 2018 in this area to understand subsurface geologic structure.

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Magnetic susceptibility measurements on hydrothermally altered rocks in the Silverton caldera, southwest Colorado

Magnetic susceptibility measurements on rock outcrops to help understand magnetic survey anomalies in this area. A total of 1,400 measurements of magnetic susceptibility from 87 locations have been conducted on Paleogene volcanic and plutonic rocks that have been hydrothermally altered. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data, Silverton, Colorado, 2019

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data collected during April and May 2019 along 1,467 line-kilometers in this area. Data are provided in netCDF format.

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Geology and mineral resources of the Southwestern and South-Central Wyoming Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming, and the Bear River Watershed Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming and Utah

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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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Airborne electromagnetic, magnetic, and radiometric survey, upper East River and surrounding watersheds near Crested Butte, Colorado, 2017

Airborne electromagnetic, magnetic, and radiometric data collected in 2017 over 1,984 line-kilometers in this area. Data include inverted resistivity and IP models as well. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Niobium Deposits in the United States

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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Environmental tracer data from surface water and groundwater samples collected in Redwell Basin near Crested Butte, Colorado, 2017-2019

Environmental tracer data from surface water and groundwater samples to date groundwater and define groundwater flow paths and recharge sources in Redwell Basin. Data are provided in CSV and shapefile formats.

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Geochemical analyses of surface water, groundwater and springs surrounding Mount Emmons near Crested Butte, Colorado (ver. 2.0, September 2020)

Inorganic chemical analysis of surface- and groundwater and springs in this area to understand natural versus anthropogenic inputs from mineralized and hydrothermally altered areas. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, CSV, and shapefile formats.

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Whole rock major, minor, and trace element geochemistry of the upper part of the Mount Emmons-Redwell porphyry molybdenum (Climax-type) deposit, Redwell Basin, Crested Butte, Colorado

Whole rock major, minor, and trace element geochemical data from outcrops, waste rock piles, and drill core from the upper part of this deposit, the associated base metal vein system, and the surrounding hydrothermally altered to unaltered country rock. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Strontium isotopic data from the Mount Emmons-Redwell area, Crested Butte, Colorado

Strontium isotopic data from water and rock samples collected in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Regional scale magnetotelluric data from the Rio Grande Rift and southern Rocky Mountains

Data from 102 magnetotelluric (MT) stations collected from 2012 through 2014 in this area to improve regional conductivity models of the western United States.

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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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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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Structural geologic orientation data for primarily Proterozoic aged rocks, eastern-central Rocky Mountain Front Range, Colorado

This data release consists of point data digitized from structural geologic orientation symbols consisting of mostly foliations and lineations from twenty-three geologic maps published between 1964 and 2009, primarily 7.5-minute, 1:24,000 scale quadrangles. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, CSV, and Microsoft Excel formats.

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Argon geochronology data for La Garita caldera

Geochronology data to distinguish between and understand the origins of the units erupted from the La Garita caldera. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geochemistry and Environmental Tracer Data for Groundwater, Stream Water, and Soil and Sediment from North Quartz Creek, Colorado

Chemical data from stream water, groundwater, and soil samples collected in 2019 and 2020 in this area. Data from a tracer study is included as tool for understanding sources and loading rates of metals affecting stream water quality in a watershed affected by legacy mining and natural sulfide-weathering. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Three GIS datasets defining areas permissive for the occurrence of uranium-bearing, solution-collapse breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah

Data to determine the distribution of uranium deposits, breccia pipes, and collapse features and define areas permissible for uranium-bearing breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah. Data are provided in shapefile format.

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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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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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