Grain-size analysis

Method of studying soils, sediments, sands, or rock by determining the size, distribution, and proportion of selected particles.
This category is also used for grainsize analysis, granulometry, and particle-size analysis.
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Whole rock geochemistry and grain-size analyses from sediment and rock near Tuba City Open Dump, Tuba City, Arizona

Chemical analysis of geological materials at this EPA Superfund site located on lands of the Hopi and Navajo nations, which may contain mine waste.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Grain size, mineralogic, and trace-element data from field samples near Hinkley, California

Grain size distribution, photographic, and associated chemical and mineral analysis data for 36 sediment core and alluvium samples as well as SEM analysis on select grains from magnetic and heavy mineral separates collected in this area. Data are provided in CSV and JPEG formats with microprobe analyses presented as PDF reports with TIFF images.

Grass Growth in Mining Wastes with Compost and Endophyte Additions

Phytostabilization reduces the mobility of inorganic contaminants by establishing or enhancing plant growth. For small, remote, or abandoned mines, phytostabilization may reduce potential environmental hazards, provided plants can establish and grow. We grew a widespread perennial grass in mining wastes with and without soil and microbial amendments to determine whether we could improve plant establishment and growth. Data are provided in CSV format.

Laboratory data from testing parameters of EPA Method 3060A on Soils Contaminated with Chromium Ore Processing Residue 2013-2016

Data from a detailed analysis of a formal procedure that is used to extract Cr(VI) from solids containing chromium ore processing residue, Careful modification of the procedure was intended to improve its efficiency with which it extracts this chemical species from the materials under study. Data are provided in CSV format.

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

Stillwater Complex, Montana - Logs of core drilled by AMAX, 1969 to 1977

Scanned drill core logs and explanatory material provided in PDF format. Hand-written notes provided in CSV format. Locations provided in shapefile format.

Stillwater Complex, Montana: Logs of core drilled by Cyprus in the Chrome Lake area, 1971 to 1980

Historical context of minerals exploration in this area including the locations of drill cores and lithologic, structural, grain size, and chromite, sulfide, copper, and nickel mineralization. Data are provided in TIFF images, with originally hand written information provided in CSV format, and location information as shapefiles.