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40Ar/39Ar Isotopic Data and Ages for Rocks from the Yukon-Tanana Upland of Eastern Alaska and the Northern Aleutian Range of South-Central Alaska

40Ar/39Ar isotopic data and ages for rocks from this area to support geological studies of the mineralization history of deposits in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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Aerial gamma-ray surveys in Alaska

Measurements indicating abundance of radioactive elements in near-surface rocks. Grids and flight-line data from surveys flown 1976-1980.

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Aeromagnetic, gravity anomaly, and derivative maps of the Craig and Dixon Entrance 1°x3° quadrangles of southeastern Alaska

A simplified geologic map, raw gravity and magnetic data, with derivative products including depth-to-source and rock densities, with limited interpretations of the underlying geology, structures, and mineral resources.

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Aeromagnetic survey of Dillingham Area in Southwest Alaska

Gridded survey data with summary map images.

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Aeromagnetic surveys in the Anchorage, Iliamna, and Tyonek quadrangles, Alaska

Gridded data from aeromagnetic surveys

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Aeromagnetic surveys in Yukon Flats Alaska

Flight-line data from the aeromagnetic survey

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Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data of the Yukon Flats and Fort Wainwright areas, central Alaska, June 2010

Study to estimate the 3-D distribution of permafrost, to evaluate the effectiveness of these methods at mapping permafrost geometry, and to better define the physical properties of the subsurface in discontinuous permafrost areas.

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Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and inverted resistivity models, western Yukon Flats, Alaska, February 2016

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data were collected during 2016 along 300 line kilometers in this area, flown at a nominal flight height of 30 m above terrain along widely spaced reconnaissance lines. Includes raw and processed AEM data, laterally-constrained inverted resistivity depth sections along all flight lines, and unprocessed and processed magnetic data. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data, Iliamna Volcano, Alaska, June 2012

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data in 2012 along 556 line-kilometers over this volcano flown at a nominal flight height of 30 meters (m) above terrain with a nominal spacing of 250 m. Data are provided in CSV 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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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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Airborne imaging spectrometer data collected for characterizing mineral resources near Nabesna, Alaska, 2014

Flight-line data for a hyperspectral survey using the HyMap sensor over this area in 2014 where porphyry deposits are exposed. The data are provided in imagery formats.

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Alaska aeromagnetic compilation; digital grids and survey data

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Alaska digital aeromagnetic database description

Basic aeromagnetic data and other airborne survey information for any region of Alaska. Flight-line point information, not grids.

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Alaska Geochemical Database (AGDB)-Geochemical data for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media

Geochemical analyses of rocks, mineral separates, bulk samples from lake and stream sediments, heavy mineral concentrates, and soils collected by USGS from 1962 to 2009.

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Alaska Geochemical Database, v2

Geochemical analyses of rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and heavy mineral concentrate samples in Alaska analyzed from 1962 through 2009, with best-value estimates.

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Alaska Geochemical Database, Version 2.0 (AGDB2)--including "best value" data compilations for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media

Geochemical analyses of rocks, mineral separates, bulk samples from lake and stream sediments, heavy mineral concentrates, and soils collected by USGS from 1962 to 2009.

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Alaska Geochemical Database Version 3.0 (AGDB3) including best value data compilations for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media

Geochemical analysis of rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and heavy mineral concentrate samples in Alaska analyzed from 1938 through 2017. Includes best-value chemical element concentrations as well as mineralogical analysis. Data are provided in Microsoft Access and CSV formats.

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Alaska Geochemical Database Version 3.0 (AGDB3)—Including “Best Value” Data Compilations for Rock, Sediment, Soil, Mineral, and Concentrate Sample Media

The Alaska Geochemical Database Version 3.0 (AGDB3) contains new geochemical data compilations in which each geologic material sample has one “best value” determination for each analyzed species, greatly improving speed and efficiency of use. Like the

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Alaska geologic map data

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

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Alaska Resource Data File

A comprehensive database of Alaskan mineral deposits compiled from the published literature and from unpublished reports and data from industry, the US Bureau of Land Management, and USGS.

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Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF)

A database of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in Alaska compiled from published and unpublished sources from industry, U.S. Bureau of Mines, USGS, and other government and private sources. Data are provided in FileMaker, CSV, KML, Esri file geodatabase, and GeoPackage formats.

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Aqueous geochemical data from the analysis of stream-water samples collected in June and August 2008--Taylor Mountains 1:250,000- and Dillingham D-4 1:63,360-scale quadrangles, Alaska

Measurements on 92 samples, including pH, conductivity, water temperature, major cation and anion concentrations, and trace-element concentrations.

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Aqueous geochemical data from the analysis of stream-water samples collected in June and July 2006-Taylor Mountains 1:250,00-scale quadrangle, Alaska

Analyses of 72 water samples include pH, conductivity, water temperature, major cation and anion concentrations, trace-element concentrations, and dissolved organic-carbon concentrations.

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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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Bouguer gravity and magnetic susceptibility measurements at Iliamna Volcano, Alaska 2019

Gravity data collected in 2019 at 21 sites on and around Iliamna Volcano. Data are provided in CSV and GeoTiff formats.

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Chemical data for rock, sediment, biological, precipitate, and water samples from abandoned copper mines in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Report containing tables of geochemical data

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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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Compilation of Alaska gravity data and historical reports

Gravity measured from 1958-2005, with standard gravity reduction calculations applied to correct for latitude, elevation, topography, and isostasy.

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Composite and merged aeromagnetic data for Alaska

Magnetic anomaly expressed in grids with regular spacing derived from 85 separate surveys and provided in several different formats.

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Concentrations and bioaccessibility of metals in vegetation and dust near a mining haul road, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska

Samples of surficial materials analyzed for aluminum, barium, cadmium, lead, and zinc concentrations.

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Corescan Hyperspectral Core Imager, Mark III system data collected for the characterization of mineral resources near Nabesna, Alaska, 2014-2016

Hyperspectral analysis of rock samples using this equipment provide information on the composition and morphology of the minerals in the rock in microscopic detail. Data are provided as imagery in various formats.

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Cretaceous magmatic rocks of Alaska

Data derived from the 1994 map "Latest Cretaceous and Cenozoic magmatic rocks of Alaska" compiled by E.J. Moll-Stalcup, D.A. Brew, and T.L. Vallier, published (at 1:2,500,000 scale) in volume G-1 of "The Geology of Alaska" (GSA)

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Data and results for GIS-based identification of areas that have resource potential for lode gold deposits in Alaska

Analytical results and evaluated source data files of geospatial analyses for identifying areas in Alaska that may be prospective for different types of lode gold deposits, including orogenic, reduced-intrusion-related, epithermal, and gold-bearing porphyry. Results are expressed as numerical scores associated with fine-scale watersheds (12-digit hydrologic unit codes).

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Data and results for GIS-based identification of areas that have resource potential for sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits in Alaska

Analytical results and the evaluated source data files of a geospatial analysis for identifying areas in Alaska that may have potential for hosting mineral deposits of this type.

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Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in Alaska

Location and characteristics of significant deposits, so designated because they are few in number yet collectively represent almost the totality of domestic production and resources of these metals. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel, Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Data Supporting The Geochemical Atlas of Alaska, 2016

Best measured value for 68 elements in 175,856 samples were combined statewide. Data are provided in shapefile format.

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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 susceptibility values for rocks in the Talkeetna mountains and adjacent region, south-central Alaska

A compilation and statistical analysis of 306 density and 706 magnetic susceptibility measurements of rocks from south-central Alaska

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Depositional Setting and Geochemistry of Phosphorites and Metalliferous Black Shales in the Carboniferous-Permian Lisburne Group, Northern Alaska

The purpose of this paper is to present new sedimentological, paleontological, and geochemical data that allow us to define the geographic and stratigraphic extent and depositional setting of these temporally unusual phosphorites.

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Digital data for the geologic framework of the Alaska Peninsula, southwest Alaska, and the Alaska Peninsula Terrane

Geospatial data sets of the geology of the Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, including a geologic map and complete unit descriptions.

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Digital Data for the Reconnaissance Geologic Map for Prince William Sound and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Geologic map compiled from existing sources without generalization, with new or revised data where available. Part of a statewide geologic map database effort in which the structure and content of the data is as consistent as is practical.

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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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Electron microprobe data for monazite and xenotime used in consideration of gold deposit formation models

Electron microprobe geochemical data that is used to showcase differences in phosphates when derived from magmatic-hydrothermal systems compared to metamorphic-hydrothermal systems to improve understanding of the mechanisms by which some mineral deposits were formed. Data are provide in CSV format.

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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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Element concentrations in soils and other surficial materials of Alaska

Mean concentrations of 35 elements, ash yields, and pH have been estimated for samples of sils and other unconsolidated surficial materials from 266 collection locations throughout Alaska. These background values can be applied to studies of environmental

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Engineering geologic maps of northern Alaska, Harrison Bay quadrangle

Map and report on the surficial deposits and bedrock of the onshore part of the Harrison Bay quadrangle, Alaska. The map area is located within the Arctic Coastal Plain and in the northeastern part of the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPRA).

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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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Focus areas for data acquisition for potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals in Alaska—Aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten

Geographic areas within Alaska 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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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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Generalized thermal maturity map of Alaska

Data derived from the 1996 "Generalized Thermal Maturity Map of Alaska" compiled by M.J. Johnsson and D.G. Howell, published in USGS Bulletin 2142. Combines vitrinite reflectance and conodont alteration index in generalized units.

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Geochemical analyses of rock samples collected from mineral deposits and intrusions of the Bokan Mountain peralkaline granitic complex, Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska

Major and trace element chemistry of rock samples collected in this area, where surrounding rocks host numerous mineral deposits and occurrences. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel and CSV formats.

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Geochemical analyses of rock samples collected from the Dora Bay peralkaline igneous complex, Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska

Geochemical analyses of rock samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from surface exposures of host rock and REE-mineralized pegmatites and felsic dikes in this area to provide information on potential sources of co-product and by-product critical elements in domestic mineral deposits and to allow comparison with other REE deposits in peralkaline igneous complexes. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geochemical and 40Ar/39Ar Analytical Data of Rocks from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Major and trace element geochemical data and 40Ar/39Ar isotopic data and ages for rock samples collected during 2016 in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geochemical and Sulfur-Isotopic Signatures of Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits on Prince of Wales Island and Vicinity, Southeastern Alaska

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Geochemical data for samples collected in 2007 near the concealed Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, southwest Alaska

Analytical results for geochemical samples collected in 2007 from the Pebble deposit and surrounding environs

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Geochemical data for samples collected in 2008 near the concealed Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, southwest Alaska

Chemical analysis of surface samples taken over a well known but concealed deposit to understand metal migration into the surface materials and to assess the power of surface sampling for detecting concealed deposits of this type.

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Geochemical data for stream-sediment, surface-water, rock, and vegetation samples from Red Mountain (Dry Creek), an unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Bonnifield district, Alaska Range, east-central Alaska

Geochemical data for stream sediment, surface-water, rock, precipitate, and vegetation samples from Red Mountain

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Geochemical data for stream water and stream sediment samples from the northeast part of the Tanacross quadrangle, Alaska

Geochemical analyses of samples to understand which methods best delineate known mineral deposits in this area. Data are provided in CSV and shapefile formats.

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Geochemical data generated by projects funded by the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative

Includes all geochemical data generated by each project partnership funded through Earth MRI and will be updated periodically as additional geochemical data from these projects becomes available.

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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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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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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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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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Geologic and fossil locality maps of the west-central part of the Howard Pass quadrangle and part of the adjacent Misheguk Mountain quadrangle, western Brooks Range, Alaska

This publication includes a bedrock geologic map depicting the complex allochthonous structure of an area along the north flank of the west-central Brooks Range. A compilation of new and previously reported macro- and micro-fossil identifications and a

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Geologic field notes, geochemical analyses, and field photographs of outcrops and rock samples from the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Major element oxide and trace element geochemical analyses, including those for gold, silver, and base metals, for representative rock units and for grab samples from quartz veins and mineralized zones within the quadrangle

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Geologic framework of the Alaska Peninsula, southwest Alaska, and the Alaska Peninsula terrane

Describes the peninsula’s terrane, geologic structure, and map units in detail. The geologic map and stratigraphic terrane correlation chart are included here as PDFs. These are available in a separate report digitally at pubs.usgs.gov/bul/1969b/

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Geologic map of Alaska

Digital compilation and reinterpretation of published and unpublished geologic mapping of Alaska.

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Geologic map of Alaska

Data derived from the 1980 Geologic Map of Alaska compiled by H.M. Beikman and published by the USGS. The map is a regional summary of geologic formations and units at 1:2,500,000 scale. Does not include faults, volcanoes, or correlation chart.

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Geologic map of Alaska

Digital compilation and reinterpretation of published and unpublished geologic mapping of Alaska.

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Geologic map of the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Geologic mapping and U-Pb age dating of the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle provides insights into the geology and gold mineralization of the headwater region of the Goodpaster River.

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Geologic map of the Big Delta B-2 quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Geologic map of the Big Delta B-2 quadrangle, including U-Pb geochronology, correlation chart, and description of map units.

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Geologic map of the Christian quadrangle, Alaska

Geology of the Christian quadrangle in the Porcupine Plateau, southern Brooks Range, and Yukon Flats. Includes geologic map, fossil data, location of oil shale, and geospatial data sets.

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Geologic map of the Ikpikpuk River quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Ikpikpuk quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

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Geologic map of the Kechumstuk fault zone in the Mount Veta area, Fortymile mining district, east-central Alaska

This map depicts the fundamental geologic features for the western part of the Fortymile mining district and delineates the location of known bedrock mineral prospects and their relationship to rock types and structural features.

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Geologic map of the Lookout Ridge quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Lookout Ridge quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

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Geologic map of the Point Lay quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Point Lay quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

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Geologic map of the Umiat quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Umiat quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

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Geologic map of the Utukok River quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Utukok River quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

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Geologic map of the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Reconnaissance geologic map of the largest National Park in the US. Map area includes high mountains, active and ancient volcanoes, expansive ice fields, and alpine and tidewater glaciers. Kennecott Mine, a world-class copper deposit is located in the p

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Geology, geochemistry, and genesis of the Greens Creek massive sulfide deposit, Admiralty Island, southeastern Alaska

This metal ore deposit formed over a period of time in which its tectonic setting was changing, consequently it shows a range of characteristics typical of several different types of deposits. Rock geochemistry data are provided in tabular form.

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Geophysical and geochemical data from the area of the Pebble Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposit, southwestern Alaska: Contributions to assessment techniques for concealed mineral resources

Uninterpreted geophysical measurements and geochemical and mineralogical analytical data from samples collected during the summer field seasons from 2007 to 2010. Data are available in a single Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

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Geophysical investigation of Red Devil mine using direct-current resistivity and electromagnetic induction, Red Devil, Alaska, August 2010

This large producer of mercury operated from 1933 to 1971. As part of remediation work, this survey used electromagnetic methods to study subsurface resistivity.

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GIS-based identification of areas that have resource potential for lode gold in Alaska

Explains process by which data on rock type, minerals, geochemistry, and geophysics were analyzed to identify the potential for any lode type of gold deposits in Alaska. Includes descriptive information on the types of lode deposits studied and the results obtained from the analysis.

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GIS-based identification of areas that have resource potential for sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits in Alaska

Explains process by which data on rock type, minerals, geochemistry, and geophysics were analyzed to identify the potential for sediment-hosted lead-zinc deposits in Alaska. Includes descriptive information on the types of deposits studied and the results obtained from the analysis.

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GIS-based identification of areas with mineral resource potential for six selected deposit groups, Bureau of Land Management Central Yukon Planning Area, Alaska

For each deposit group, a map indicates relative density and certainty of favorable data. Tables list datasets used in analysis, parameters queried, their contribution to mineral estimates and allow further user analysis. GIS files enable spatial query.

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GIS coverages of the Castle Mountain fault, south central Alaska

The Castle Mountain fault is a major east-northeast striking fault in southern Alaska with historic seismicity and Holocene surface faulting. This data set is a compilation of fault segments from several publications.

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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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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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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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GIS, supplemental data table, and references for focus areas of potential domestic resources of critical minerals and related commodities in the United States and Puerto Rico

Broad areas within the United States to target acquisition of geologic mapping, geophysical data, or detailed topographic information to aid research, mineral exploration, and evaluation of critical mineral potential. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats..

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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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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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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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Hyperspectral surveying for mineral resources in Alaska

Alaska is a major producer of base and precious metals and has a high potential for additional undiscovered mineral resources. However, discovery is hindered by Alaska’s vast size, remoteness, and rugged terrain. New methods are needed to overcome t

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Imaging spectrometer reflectance data, mineral predominance map, and white mica wavelength position map, Nabesna Quadrangle, Alaska

Reflectance, mineral predominance, and white mica wavelength position data calculated from an airborne hyperspectral imaging survey of this area using a HyMap sensor in 2014. Data are provided in a format generated by the ENVI software product, CSV, and GeoTiff.

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Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) geochemical data for apatite grains in rocks and stream sediments from the Taurus porphyry copper deposit area, eastern Tanacross quadrangle, Alaska

Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) analyses of apatite provide trace element concentrations that support indicator mineral studies in this deposit. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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Lithogeochemistry of mineralized and altered rock samples from the northern Talkeetna Mountains, south-central Alaska

Chemical analysis of 201 samples of rocks thought to be altered or mineralized in an area containing numerous mines.

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Low-Temperature Thermochronometric Data from the Revelation Mountains, Western Alaska Range, 2013-2018

Low-temperature thermochronometric data from 16 rock samples collected from this area, used to estimate cooling ages. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Magnetic susceptibilities measured on rocks of the Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska

Analysis of rock samples, with photos of sample localities

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Major- and trace-element concentrations in rock samples collected in 2006 from the Taylor mountains 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Alaska

138 rock geochemistry samples collected during the 2006 field season were analyzed using the ICP-AES/MS42, ICP-AES10, fire assay, and cold vapor atomic absorption methods

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Map showing extent of glaciation in the Eagle quadrangle, east-central Alaska

This map covers the Eagle 1:250,000-scale quadrangle in the northeastern part of the Yukon-Tanana Upland in Alaska. It shows the extent of five major glacial advances, former glacial lakes, and present fragmented terrace deposits related to the advances.

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Materials flow in the United States—A global context, 1900–2020

Data on materials are presented provide an overview of the annual quantities (measured in physical terms) required for the standard of living in the United States and to provide insights into the consumption trajectory that developing countries may follow.

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Merged aeroradiometric data for Alaska

Gridded data from aeroradiometric surveys of Alaska.

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Mesozoic magmatism and base-metal mineralization in the Fortymile mining district, eastern Alaska--Initial results of petrographic, geochemical, and isotopic studies in the Mount Veta area

Initial results of a petrographic, geochemical, and isotopic study of Mesozoic intrusive rocks and spatially associated Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu-Au prospects in the area.

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Mineralogical and Chemical Data for Heavy-Mineral Concentrate Samples Collected in the Taylor Mountains Quadrangle, Alaska, 2004-2008

Geochemical and mineralogical measurements of 819 samples of heavy mineral concentrates. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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Multiscale hyperspectral imaging of the Orange Hill Porphyry Copper Deposit, Alaska, USA, with laboratory-, field-, and aircraft-based imaging spectrometers

High resolution mineralogical mapping from hyperspectral core imaging data allows us to illustrate the spatial distribution of key mineralogical vectors in and around a deposit. This knowledge aids in rapid assessment of exploration models and the development of precise resource domains.

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Podiform chromite deposits

Location and characteristics of 1,124 individual mineral deposits of this type, with grade and tonnage models for chromium as well as several related elements.

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Podiform chromite deposits--database and grade and tonnage models

Location and characteristics of 1,124 individual mineral deposits of this type, with grade and tonnage models for chromium as well as several related elements.

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Preliminary bedrock geologic map of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, and accompanying conodont data

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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Preliminary geologic map of the Chugach National Forest special study area, Alaska

Map at 1:63,360 scale shows the bedrock geology of a special study area within the Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Includes ARC/Info export files and graphics.

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Preliminary geologic map of the northeast Dillingham quadrangle (D-1, D-2, C-1, and C-2), Alaska

Map, report, and geospatial data on the geology of the northeastern part of the 1:250,000 scale Dillingham quadrangle, Alaska. Includes Ar40/39 radiometric ages, geologic unit descriptions, and correlation of map units.

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Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States: Digital data for the geology of the southern Brooks Range, Alaska

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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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map for the Kuskokwim Bay region of southwest Alaska

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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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the Kodiak Islands, Alaska

The Kodiak Islands are located on the west side of the Gulf of Alaska and one of the largest areas of exposure of the flysch and melange of the Chugach terrane of southern Alaska.

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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the Yukon-Koyukuk Basin, Alaska

Reconnaissance geologic map of the Yukon-Koyukuk basin, Alaska, which is a region characterized by isolated hilly areas and low mountain ranges, separated by broad alluviated interior and coastal lowlands.

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Principal facts for 408 gravity stations in the vicinity of the Talkeetna Mountains, south-central Alaska

Data collected as part of a geological and geophysical framework study

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Principal facts for 463 gravity stations in the vicinity of Tangle Lakes, east-central Alaska

New gravity stations combined here with older measurements taken by other USGS survey trips

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Qualitative Mineral Potential Map of Tungsten Skarn in the Yukon-Tanana Uplands, Eastern Alaska, USA, 2021

GIS data that map potential for tungsten skarn mineralization in permissive tracts in the Yukon-Tanana Uplands, Eastern Alaska, along with tables listing keywords and procedures used to produce the permissive tracts and score them for mineral potential. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, KML and CSV formats.

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Radiometric ages of rocks from Alaska

Radiometric ages of rocks or minerals sampled from Alaska. The data were collected from professional publications and/or received from researchers and used by permission.

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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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Reanalysis of Selected Archived NURE-HSSR Sediment and Soil Samples from Alaska

New analysis of existing samples from this area, to improve precision and accuracy and consistency of the measurements with those made on newly-collected samples. Data are provided in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, CSV, and shapefile formats.

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Reconnaissance geologic map of Kodiak Island and adjacent islands, Alaska

Contains one of the largest areas of exposure of the flysch and melange of the Chugach terrane of southern Alaska. This map and its associated digital files were compiled for use at a nominal scale of 1:500,000.

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Reconnaissance geologic map of the Duncan Canal/Zarembo Island area, southeastern Alaska

Updated bedrock geologic mapping of the area incorporating a recent airborne geophysical survey, new field work, fossils, radiometric ages, and geochemical signatures. Includes GIS data.

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Re-Os Geochronologic Data for Porphyry Deposits in the Yukon-Tanana Upland, Eastern Alaska

Isotopic composition and calculated geochronology in order to date the mineralizing events in these hydrothermal systems. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Results from the analysis of 723 stream-sediment samples from the Stikine Geophysical Survey area within the Petersburg, Sumdum, Bradfield Canal, and Sitka quadrangles, southeastern Alaska

Small regional scale geochemical mineral exploration results from field studies in Duncan Canal, Zarembo Island, and western Etolin Island.

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Revised digital aeromagnetic data for areas in and adjacent to the National Petroleum Reserve Area (NPRA), North Slope, Alaska

Redigitized and corrected data from a previously published study

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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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Soil mineralogy and geochemistry along a north-south transect in Alaska and the relation to source-rock terrane

Weight percent of 15 mineral groups from 331 samples, geochemical analyses of 58 major and trace-element chemical species from 502 samples taken at 175 sites, along with data from geochemical reference standards and analyses of splits.

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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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State geologic map compilation

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

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Surficial geologic map of parts of the Misheguk Mountain and Baird Mountains quadrangles, Noatak National Preserve, Alaska

Primary surficial units are late Quaternary glacial, glacio-lacustrine, and fluvial deposits. Map and report include radiocarbon dates, geologic units.

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Surficial geologic map of the Bettles quadrangle, Alaska

The Bettles quadrangle includes part of the southern Brooks Range and uplands and valleys of interior Alaska. This map depicts the surficial geology and glacial history, and includes description of map units and a correlation of map units.

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Surficial geologic map of the Castle Mountain fault between Houston and Hatcher Pass Road, Alaska

A surficial geologic map showing the location of the Castle Mountain fault and other active or potentially active faults in the Matanuska-Susitna borough.

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Surficial geologic map of the Hughes quadrangle, Alaska

A 1:250,000 scale surficial geologic map of the Hughes quadrangle, Alaska, which extends into the southern Brooks Range and the uplands and valleys of interior Alaska. The map includes glacial history, geologic unit descriptions, and a correlation of map

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Tantalum 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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The geochemical atlas of Alaska, 2016

Georeferenced images depicting the concentration of 68 chemical elements in the near-surface materials (sediments and soils).

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The Longview/Lakeview barite deposits, southern National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska (NPRA); potential-field models and preliminary size estimates

Geophysical modeling used to study mineral deposit geometry. Includes 227 new gravity stations.

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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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Tin Deposits in the United States

Locations, extent, and detailed characteristics and history of mineral deposits containing this commodity, including history of production, resource estimates, and extent of surface workings. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, 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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U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronologic Data for Selected Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Alaska

Isotopic data and ages for selected igneous bedrock samples collected in 2001 through 2003 from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of cores and cuttings from selected wells in Arctic Alaska

U-Pb ages of zircon from borehole samples to determine a maximum depositional age of the geologic units and provenance of the zircon in the samples. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb geochronology and tectonic implications of a Silurian ash in the Farewell Terrane, Alaska

The Farewell terrane is an exotic continental fragment in interior Alaska that during the early Paleozoic was the site of a passive margin. We report a <sup>238</sup>U/<sup>206</sup>Pb zircon age of 432.9±3.0 Ma from a Farewell terrane ash in Mt. McKinle

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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Detrital Zircon and Volcanic Zircon Grains from the Torok and Nanushuk Formations, Arctic Alaska, 2021

U-Pb isotopic data and associated ages of zircon grains from 27 sedimentary samples and one volcanic ash sample from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Detrital Zircon Grains and Graptolite Fossil Data from Selected Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Livengood area, and Seward Peninsula, Alaska - 2018

U-Pb isotopic data and associated ages of detrital zircon grains and fossil identifications and age assignments from a select sedimentary rocks in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Detrital Zircon Grains, Whole Rock Major and Trace-element Geochemistry, and Whole Rock Isotopic Data from Selected Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Medfra area, and Livengood area, Alaska

U-Pb isotopic data and associated ages, whole rock major and trace-element geochemistry, and whole rock Sr, Nd, and Pb isotopic data to understand history and process of formation of these rocks. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Titanite and Detrital Zircon from Selected Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Alaska

U-Pb isotopic data and associated ages of titanite from one sample and detrital zircon grains from 33 sedimentary and metasedimentary rocks collected from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Zircon and Titanite from Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Northern Aleutian Range, Taylor Mountains, and Tikchik Mountains Regions, Alaska

U-Pb isotopic data and ages of zircon and titanite from igneous and metamorphic rocks collected from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Zircon and Titanite from Rocks from the Yukon-Tanana Upland, Alaska

Uranium-lead isotopic data and crystallization ages of zircon and titanite from igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks collected from this area for geochronologic analysis. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb zircon age data for selected sedimentary, metasedimentary, and igneous rocks from northern and central Alaska

Contains results of age dating studies interpreted in other reports. Samples in each study shown as separate sheets within Excel files. Analyses of each zircon are listed separately on a sheet according to filtering scheme and type of instrument used.

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U-Pb zircon data for igneous units related to mineralization in the eastern Yukon-Tanana upland, eastern Alaska

Radiometric ages determined from analysis of zircon crystals in this area where mineral deposits are found. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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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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Whole Rock Geochemical Data For Altered And Mineralized Rocks, Red Dog Zn-Pb-Ag District, Western Brooks Range, Alaska

This report presents geochemical analyses for 220 mostly altered and mineralized rock samples from the Red Dog Zn-Pb-Ag district in the western Brooks Range of northern Alaska.

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Whole Rock Geochemical Data For Paleozoic Sedimentary Rocks of the Western Brooks Range, Alaska

This report presents geochemical analyses for 210 unaltered and unmineralized rock samples of Paleozoic age in the western Brooks Range of northern Alaska.

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Whole rock geochemical data from the eastern part of the Yukon-Tanana Upland region, Alaska, USA

Whole rock chemistry on 185 samples, mostly from Au prospects, with lesser samples from porphyry Cu prospects in this area. Data are provided in CSV and shapefile formats.

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Whole Rock Major and Trace Element Chemistry for Igneous and Sedimentary Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Alaska

Whole rock major and trace element data for 399 igneous and sedimentary rock samples collected from this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Whole rock, soil, sediment, x-ray diffraction, and electron microprobe analyses of samples from the Orange Hill-Bond Creek area, Nabesna Quadrangle, Alaska

Geochemical, x-ray diffraction mineralogical, and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) data on rocks, soils, and sediments collected near porphyry copper deposits in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Zircon Trace Element Data for Igneous Units Related to Mineralization in the Eastern Yukon-Tanana Upland and nearby areas, Eastern Alaska

Geochemical analyses of zircons in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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