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Earth material properties

Physical characteristics of rocks and unconsolidated earth materials such as soils and sediments.
Subtopics:
Bulk density (8 items)
Magnetism (31 items)
Permeability (1 items)
Porosity (1 items)
Radioactivity (8 items)
Resistivity (29 items)
Soil moisture (1 items)


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Characterization of Geologic Structures and Host Rock Properties Relevant to the Hydrogeology of the Standard Mine in Elk Basin, Gunnison County, Colorado

Geological and borehole geophysical data and observations collected to characterize the basin and its surface and groundwater flow systems with primary focus on the physical characteristics of the fault vein, related mine workings, and surrounding bedrock

Geophysical Characterization of Subsurface Properties Relevant to the Hydrology of the Standard Mine in Elk Basin, Colorado

To help understand the hydrogeologic controls in the basin and how they affect surface and groundwater interactions with nearby mine workings, electrical resistivity profile, self–potential, and magnetic measurement data are provided herein.

Magnetic properties of Quaternary deposits, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska -- Implications for aeromagnetic anomalies of Upper Cook Inlet

Magnetic susceptibility measurements with statistical analysis

A dataset of magnetic susceptibility, metalization, and alteration for samples from the Stinkingwater mining district, Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming

Magnetic susceptibility measured for 700 samples of drill core from thirteen drill holes in the porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit of the Stinkingwater mining district in the Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming

A Review of Aeromagnetic Anomalies in the Sawatch Range, Central Colorado

The report contains digital data, primarily a layer of polygons linked to records summarizing previous interpretations of aeromagnetic anomalies. Data are presented in updated format for input to a GIS, standard graphics software, or map-plotting package.

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.

Aerial magnetic, electromagnetic, and gamma-ray survey, Berrien county, Michigan

Maps, grids, and flight-line databases of a detailed aerial survey and maps and grids of satellite data

Aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric data for the conterminous United States and Alaska from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program of the U.S. Department of Energy

Aeroradiometric and aeromagnetic flight-line data from surveys flown at 400 feet with line spacing from 3 to 6 miles from 1974 through 1981.

Aeromagnetic data, processing, and maps of Fort Irwin and vicinity, California

Aeromagnetic data help provide the underpinnings of a hydrogeologic framework for Fort Irwin by locating inferred structural features or grain that influence groundwater flow. Magnetization boundaries defined by horizontal-gradient analyses coincide lo

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.

Airborne electromagnetic data and processing within Leach Lake Basin, Fort Irwin, California

Releases airborne survey data, resistivity cross-sections and depth slices derived from data inversion. Resulting resistivity models confirm geologic framework, constrain hydrostratigraphy and depth to basement, and reveal fault and fold distribution.

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.

Airborne geophysical surveys conducted in western Nebraska, 2010: contractor reports and data

Three contractor reports and data files for an airborne electromagnetic survey describing data aquisition and processing. Processed geophysical data were inverted to produce resistivity depth sections along flight lines. Results are described herein.

An interpretation of the 1996 aeromagnetic data for the Santa Cruz basin, Tumacacori Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, and Patagonia Mountains, South-Central Arizona

Measurements of in-situ magnetic properties of several map units to determined whether or not mapped lithologies were responsible for aeromagnetic anomalies observed in a previous high-resolution survey (data of Sweeney, 2000).

An interpretation of the 1997 airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, Fort Huachuca vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona

Grids and flight-line magnetic and conductivity data

Characterization of major lithologic units underlying the lower American River using water-borne continuous resistivity profiling, Sacramento, California, June 2008

Geophysical study of the sediment under a river intended to help assess the susceptibility of this material to scour and the erosion of levees adjacent to the river.

Constraining the location of the Archean--Proterozoic suture in the Great Basin based on magnetotelluric soundings

A regional profile on the Utah-Nevada State line reveals a deeply penetrating, broad electrical conductor suggesting the southwestern limit of intact Archean crust is farther north than previously reported with implications for future mineral exploration.

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

Digitized data from ground geophysical surveys in Afghanistan

Surveys originally carried out by Soviet geophysicists from 1972 through 1974 were digitized. Georeferencing was problematic as were some of the measured characteristics; we explain what we did and how we have understood these data.

Frac sand in the United States: a geological and industry overview

Discusses the physical properties of frac sand, its geologic origin and formation contributing processes, its use in industry, consumption history and a global outlook. US / Canadian producers are detailed and potential other sources delineated in a GIS

Gamma-ray, magnetic, and topographic data for parts of the Colorado Front Range

Five geospatial grids from the NURE surveys, showing potassium, uranium, and thorium concentration, residual magnetic field, and digital elevation.

Geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of the Fry Canyon uranium/copper project site, southeastern Utah - Indications of contaminant migration

Chemical analyses of water and sediment samples, images depicting resistivity.

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.

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.

Geophysical investigations of the Smoke Creek Desert and their geologic implications, northwest Nevada and northeast California

Gravity and aeromagnetic data analysis described in a report, with a few physical property analyses

Geophysical studies in the vicinity of Blue Mountain and Pumpernickel Valley near Winnemucca, north-central Nevada

Data from more than 660 gravity stations, 100 line-km of truck-towed magnetometer traverses, and 260 physical-property sites in this area.

Geophysical studies in the vicinity of the Warner Mountains and Surprise Valley, northeast California, northwest Nevada, and southern Oregon

Gravity station data and physical property measurements used to infer subsurface geologic structure

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

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

Geophysical, geochemical, mineralogical, and enivronmental data for rock samples collected in a mineralized volcanic environment, upper Animas River watershed, Colorado

Data for 90 rock samples collected from 2001 to 2007 for geophysical, geochemical, mineralogical, and environmental rock properties of acid neutralizing capacity and net acid production.

Gravity and magnetic investigations of the Mojave National Preserve and adjacent areas, California and Nevada

Gravity station and rock physical property data used to infer geologic structure of the area

Gravity and magnetic studies of the eastern Mojave Desert, California and Nevada

Report with generalized interpretation and Excel tables of gravity and physical property data including an explanations of their formats.

Gravity investigations of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, south-central Oklahoma

Gravity anomaly with physical property measurements in support of structural geologic investigation

Gravity, magnetic, and physical property data in the Smoke Creek Desert area, Northwest Nevada

Aerial, truck-towed, and hand-held magnetometer measurements, gravity station data, and sample density and magnetic susceptibility measures

Ground geophysical study of the Buckeye Mine Tailings, Boulder watershed, Montana

Electromagnetic, resistivity, and magnetic surveys used to determine the extent of contamination in an abandoned mine area.

Ground-magnetic studies of the Amargosa desert region, California and Nevada

Hand-held magnetometer and sample magnetic susceptibility measurements used to help interpret complex patterns in the magnetic anomaly of this area.

Helicopter Electromagnetic and Magnetic Geophysical Survey Data for Portions of the North Platte River and Lodgepole Creek, Nebraska, June 2008

The objective of the survey was to improve the understanding of the relationship between surface water and groundwater systems critical to developing management programs for water resources.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Hunton anticline, south-central Oklahoma

Flight line data, grids, and inversions for these surveys are intended to help understand shallow groundwater and develop groundwater resource plans for the aquifer.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Oakland, Ashland, and Firth study areas, eastern Nebraska, March 2007

Electrical resistivity depicted in georeferenced grids and maps, representing different approximate depths of investigation for each area. The range of subsurface investigation is comparable to the depth of shallow aquifers.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, portions of the North Platte and South Platte Natural Resource Districts, western Nebraska, May 2009

Geophysical surveys to map shallow hydrogeologic features of the southwestern part of the Sand Hills that contain a mix of fresh to saline lakes.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and maps, northern Bexar County, Texas

Grids, images, and flight-line paths for magnetic and resistivity surveys

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and maps, Seco Creek area, Medina and Uvalde Counties, Texas

Airborne geophysical data and a summary of the hydrologic application.

Helicopter electromagnetic data from Everglades National Park and surrounding areas, Florida, collected 9-14 December 1994

Survey to determine location of the freshwater-saltwater boundary in a coastal area.

High resolution, low altitude aeromagnetic and electromagnetic survey of Mount Rainier

Flight-line and gridded data, with description of methodology and interpretation

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.

Introduction to potential fields: magnetics

Explanation of the Earth's magnetic field and how USGS measures it. Defines magnetic anomaly, induced and remanent magnetism in rocks, and describes magnetic anomaly maps.

Magnetic and gravity studies of Mono Lake, east-central, California

Magnetic and gravity investigations were undertaken in Mono Lake to study regional crustal structures and to aid in understanding the geologic framework, in particular regarding potential geothermal resources and volcanic hazards throughout Mono Basin.

Magnetic map of the Irish Hills and surrounding areas, San Luis Obispo County, central California

Database includes new helicopter aeromagnetic data, point locations of the local maximum horizontal gradient derived from the aeromagnetic data, and physical property data.

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

Analysis of rock samples, with photos of sample localities

Magnetic susceptibility data for some exposed bedrock in the western conterminous United States

In-place rock magnetic susceptibility measurements for 746 sites are reported in a database. These data, collected from 1991 through 2012, are intended to help improve geophysical modeling of the Earth’s crust in the Western United States.

Magnetotelluric data collected to characterize aquifers in the San Luis Basin, New Mexico

The purpose of this report is to release one north-south and two east-west regional magnetotelluric sounding profiles collected where drillhole data are sparse. No interpretation of the data is included.

Mineralogic causes of variations in magnetic susceptibility of late Pleistocene and Holocene sediment from Great Salt Lake, Utah

Results of magnetic susceptibility (MS) measurements and magnetic mineralogy of sediments sampled in three cores from the south basin of Great Salt Lake

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

Chemical analysis of altered volcanic rocks to determine their potential for neutralization of acid-rock drainage. Includes magnetic susceptibility measurements as well.

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

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

Physical, chemical, and mineralogical data from surficial deposits, groundwater levels, and water composition in the area of Franklin Lake playa and Ash Meadows, California and Nevada

Presents data and describes the methods used to determine the physical attributes, as well as the chemical and mineralogical composition of surficial deposits; groundwater levels; and water composition in this area.

Physical-property measurements on core samples from drill-holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect

Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements to assist in interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomaly data

Preliminary gravity and magnetic data of the Lake Pillsbury northern Coast Ranges, California

Report with excel tables showing principal facts (gravity observation data) and ground magnetic data.

Principal facts for gravity stations and physical property measurements in the Lake Mead 30x60 minute quadrangle, Nevada and Arizona

Gravity data were collected in support of geologic mapping of the quadrangle. In addition, older gravity data were reprocessed for consistency and included, as well as 250 measurements of density and magnetic susceptibility.

Principal facts for gravity stations in the Antelope Valley-Bedell Flat area, west-central Nevada

Physical property data for selected rock samples accompany these gravity observations

Principal facts for gravity stations in the vicinity of San Bernardino, southern California

Gravity measurements collected to help define the characteristics of the Rialto-Colton fault, with rock properties such as lithology, magnetic susceptibility and density.

Radiometric Survey in Western Afghanistan: A Website for Distribution of Data

Radiometric (uranium, thorium, potassium content and gamma-ray intensity) and related data were digitized from radiometric and survey route location maps of western Afghanistan previously published by others in 1976.

Radon in soils of parts of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties, Texas

Analysis of soil samples in the Texas borderland area

Results of electrical resistivity data collected near the town of Guernsey, Platte county, Wyoming

A study to investigate subsurface geologic conditions as they relate to ground-water flow in an abandoned landfill.

Schlumberger DC resistivity soundings in the Boulder watershed, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, Montana

DC resistivity soundings were made to map subsurface lithologic, structural and hydrologic features important in controlling possible ground water contamination from mining activities and for design of remediation efforts.

Solid-phase data from cores at the proposed Dewey Burdock uranium in-situ recovery mine, near Edgemont, South Dakota

Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of uranium-bearing sandstone in order to help understand mineral deposits of this type.

Surface mineral maps of Afghanistan derived from HyMap imaging spectrometer data, version 2

The report presents new maps from data collected in 2007 and the processing steps applied to that data. The maps are being used for natural resource development and to prioritize study areas of mineral distribution to assist with economic revitalization.

Terrestrial radioactivity and gamma-ray exposure in the United States and Canada

Flight-line databases and derived grids from aeroradiometric surveys across the US carried out during the 1970s

Three-dimensional geologic model of complex fault structures in the upper Seco Creek area, Medina and Uvalde counties, south-central Texas

Data sets include drill-hole from core and geophysical logs, surface geology and elevation, and helicopter electromagnetic survey data. The model may be explored and .jpg or .tiff images or using specialized software provided.

Time-domain electromagnetic soundings near Antioch, Illinois,and Berrien Springs, Michigan

Study to help constrain 3-dimensional geologic maps of surficial materials in these glacial deposits

Transient electromagnetic soundings near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, San Luis Valley, Colorado (2006 field season)

Geophysical surveying data used to infer subsurface configuration of impermeable layers in this Pliocene-Pleistocene lake bed.