Geochemistry of unconsolidated sediments in the US from the RASS database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Geochemistry of unconsolidated sediments in the US from the RASS database
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/rass/sediment/
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel and analyzed in the analytical laboratories of the Geologic Division of the USGS. These data represent analyses of sediment samples collected in support of various USGS programs. The data were originally entered into the in-house Rock Analysis Storage System (RASS) database which was used by the Geologic Division from the early- 1970's through the late-1980's to archive geochemical data. An unpublished CD-ROM was developed in 1996 that contains the RASS data in GSSEARCH format. That CD was used to generate this data set.
Purpose:
These data may be useful for mineral resource evaluation and for defining geochemical baseline values and statistics.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1965
Ending_Date: 1988
Currentness_Reference: Sample collection and analysis period
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
The RASS database is currently the focus of an error- identification and correction process that has, to this point in time (January 2001), concentrated on data from Alaska. Upgraded data files for Alaska from the RASS database are being placed on the following web site as they become available: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-433/ The upgrades are primarly related to 1) additional information on the exact sample medium analyzed, 2) adding location coordinates where there were none, and 3) correcting location coordinates known to be inaccurate.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -175.908
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 77.64
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 1
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General glossary for mineral resources spatial data
Theme_Keyword: columnar text
Theme_Keyword: DBF
Theme_Keyword: HTML table
Theme_Keyword: KML
Theme_Keyword: shapefile
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: chemical analysis
Theme_Keyword: geochemistry
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: unconsolidated deposits
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: fUS = United States
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Smith, David B.
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address:
Box25046, MS 973
Denver Federal Center
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-303-236-1849
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-303-236-3200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: <dsmith@usgs.gov>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Elizabeth A. Bailey
Originator: David B. Smith
Originator: Carl C. Abston
Originator: Matthew Granitto
Originator: Kuuipo A. Burleigh
Title:
National Geochemical Database: U.S. Geological Survey RASS (Rock Analysis Storage System) geochemical data for Alaska
Publication_Date: 2000
Edition: 2.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 99-433
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-433/
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The samples in this dataset were chemically analyzed by a variety of techniques over a period of time from the early 1960's to the late 1980's. The accuracy of the data varies with the analytical methodology and with the concentration of the element being analyzed. A qualifier such as "N" (less than the detection limit of the analytical method) or "G" (greater than the upper determination limit of the analytical method) accompanies some analytical data values. These qualifiers are defined as follows:

L = the element was detected by the technique but at a level below the lower limit of determination for the method. The value of the lower limit of determination is given in the adjacent data field.

G = the element was measured at a concentration greater than the upper determination limit for the method. The upper limit of determination is given in the adjacent data field.

N = the element was not detected at concentrations above the lower limit of determination for the method. The value of the lower limit of determination is given in the adjacent data field.

B = the element was requested for analysis by the sample submitter, but for some reason the laboratories did not analyze for this element.

When appropriate, these qualifying values appear in this dataset as a separate field preceding each element. The attribute, or field name, for the qualifier field is always denoted by the letter "Q". For example, "N" in the "S_ASQ" field preceding an analytical data field labelled "S_AS" would indicate the actual concentration of arsenic (AS) is less than the data value listed, which is the lower limit of determination for the method.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This data set contains a variety of sample media prepared from unconsolidated sediments. For example, there are samples of unconsolidated sediments that have simply been sieved to specific size fractions before analysis. Unfortunately, the original RASS database had no field for identifying this size fraction. As we upgrade the database, we are adding this information when possible; however, the data set for which this metadata is written does not contain information on the sieve size. There are also samples of various types of heavy mineral concentrates within the data set When these types of samples were properly identified within the RASS database, they were separated into another data set and not included in this data set. However, if the concentrates were not properly identified, they could not be located for exclusion. The upgrading of the RASS data will include identification of the currently unidentified heavy-mineral-concentrate samples.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset provides chemical data for Fe, Mg, Ca, Na, K, Ti, Mn, Ag, As, Au, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, La, Mo, Nb, Ni, Pb, Sb, Sc, Sn, Sr, U, V, W, Y, Zn, Zr, Th, Tl, F, Hg, Pt, and Pd. In addition, the dataset provides location and descriptive information for each sample. Not all the descriptive fields contain information for a particular sample because not all sample submitters completed all the fields. The analytical methods used were selected by the sample submitter based on the goals of the project and will vary throughout the data set. The predominant analytical methods used for samples in this dataset are:

Emission Spectrography: Grimes and Marranzino, 1968; Fe, Mg, Ca, Ti, Mn, Ag, As, Au, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, La, Mo, Nb, Ni, Pb, Sb, Sc, Sn, Sr, V, W, Y, Zn, Zr, Th, Ga, Ge, Pd, and Pt.

Atomic Absorption, partial extraction: O'Leary and Meier, 1986; O' Leary and Viets, 1986; Viets, 1978; Viets, Clark, and Campbell, 1984; Viets, O'Leary, and Clark, 1984; Ward and others, 1969: Ag, Bi, Cd, Cu, Mo, Pb, Sb, and Zn.

The complete references for all analytical methods used are given below:

Adrian, B.A. and Carlson, R.R., personal communication, Platinum-group elements and gold by nickel-sulfide fire assay separation and optical emission spectroscopy

Alminas, H. and Mosier, E.L., 1976, Oxalic-acid leaching of rock, soil, and stream-sediment samples as an anomaly-accentuation technique: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-275. 26 p.

Chao, T.T., Sanzolone, R.F., and Hubert, A.E., 1978, Flame and flameless atomic absorption determination of tellurium in geologic materials: Analytica Chimica Acta, v. 96, p. 251-257.

Church, S.E., 1981, Multi-element analysis of fifty-four geochemical reference samples using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry: Geostandards Newsletter, v. 5, p. 133-160.

Cooley, E.F., Curry, K.J., and Carlson, R.R., 1976, Analysis for the platinum-group metals and gold by fire-assay emission spectroscopy: Applied Spectroscopy, v. 30. P. 52-56.

Fishman, M.J., and Pyen, G., 1979, Determination of selected anions in water by ion chromatography: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations 79-101, 30 p.

Grimes, D.J., and Marranzino, A.P., 1968, Direct-current arc and alternating-current spark emission spectrographic field methods for the semiquantitative analysis of geologic materials: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 591, 6 p.

Hubert, A.E., and Chao, T.T., 1985, Determination of gold, indium, tellurium and thallium in the same sample digest of geological materials by atomic-absorption spectroscopy and two-step solvent extraction: Talanta, v. 32, no. 7, p. 568-570.

McKown, D.M., and Knight, R.J., 1990, Determination of uranium and thorium in geologic materials by delayed neutron counting, in Arbogast, B.F., editor, Quality assurance manual for the Branch of Geochemistry, U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-668, p. 146-15

Mosier, E.L., 1972, A method for semiquantitative spectrographic analysis of plant ash for use in biogeochemical and environmental studies: Applied Spectroscopy, v. 26, no. 6, p. 636-641.

Mosier, E.L., 1975, Use of emission spectroscopy for the semiquantitative analysis of trace elements in silver and native gold, in Ward, F.N., editor, New and refined methods of trace analysis useful in geochemical exploration: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1408, p. 97-105.

Mosier, E.L., and Motooka, J.M., 1984, Induction coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry-Analysis of subsurface Cambrian carbonate rocks for major, minor, and trace elements, in Proceedings volume of international conference on Mississippi Valley-type lead-zinc deposits, Oct. 11-14: Rolla, MO, University of Missouri-Rolla, p. 155-165.

Myers, A.T., Havens, R.G., and Dunton, P.J., 1961, A spectrochemical method for the semiquantitative analysis of rocks, minerals, and ores: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1084-I, p. I207-I229.

O'Leary, R.M., 1990, Determination of sulfur in geologic materials by iodometric titration, in Arbogast, B.F., editor, Quality assurance manual for the Branch of Geochemistry, U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-668, p. 136-138.

O'Leary, R.M., and Meier, A.L., 1986, Analytical methods used in geochemical exploration in 1984: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 948, 48 p.

O'Leary, R.M., and Meier, A.L., 1986, Bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, silver, and zinc, organic extraction method, in Analytical methods used in geochemical exploration, 1984: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 948,p. 11-13.

O'Leary, R.M., and Viets, J.G., 1986, Determination of antimony, bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, molybdenum, silver, and zinc in geologic materials by atomic absorption spectrometry using a hydrochloric acid-hydrogen peroxide digestion: Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 7, no. 1, p. 4-8.

Orion Research, Inc., 1975, Orion Research Analytical Methods Guide, 7th edition: Cambridge, MA, 20 p.

Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1976, Analytical methods for atomic absorption spectrophotometry: Norwalk, CT, Perkin-Elmer Corp., 586 p.

Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1977, Analytical methods for atomic absorption spectrophotometry, using the HGA graphite furnace: Norwalk, CT, Perkin-Elmer Corp., 286 p.

Sutley, S.J., and Mosier, E.L., personal communication, Rb, Cs, Li, Tl by modification of optical emission spectroscopy method of Grimes and Marranzino, 1968

Thompson, C.E., Nakagawa, H.M., and VanSickle, G.H., 1968, Rapid analysis for gold in geologic materials: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 600-B, p. B130-B132.

Vaughn, W.W., and McCarthy, J.H., Jr., 1964, An instrumental technique for the determination of submicrogram concentrations of mercury in soils, rocks, and gas: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 501-D, p. D123-D127.

Viets, J.G., 1978, Determination of silver, bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc in geologic materials by atomic absorption spectrometry with tricaprylyl methyl ammonium chloride: Analytical Chemistry, v. 50, no. 8, p. 1097-1101.

Viets, J.G., Clark, J.R., and Campbell, W.L., 1984, A rapid, partial leach and organic separation for the sensitive determination of Ag, Bi, Cd, Cu, Mo, Pb, Sb, and Zn in surface geologic materials by flame atomic absorption: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 20, p. 355-366.

Viets, J.G., O'Leary, R.M., and Clark, J.R., 1984, Determination of arsenic, antimony, bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, molybdenum, silver and zinc in geological materials by atomic-absorption spectrometry: The Analyst, v. 109, p. 1589-1592.

Ward, F.N., Lakin, H.W., Canney, F.C., and others, 1963, Analytical methods used in geochemical exploration by the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1152, 100 p.

Ward, F.N., Nakagawa, H.M., VanSickle, G.H., and Harms, T.F., 1969, Atomic absorption methods useful in geochemical exploration: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1289, 45 p.

Watterson, J.R., 1976, Determination of tellurium and gold in rocks to 1 part per billion: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-531, 3 p.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Sample locations were determined from USGS topographic maps of various scales. The accuracy is dependant on the scale of the map from which the determination was made as well as the care taken by the individual who made the determination. Unfortnately, some location coordinates were not carefully determined. In other cases, the individual who collected the samples only identified the location as a corner of the quadrangle in which the samples were collected. When submitters reported locations as degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude the accuracy should be within a few seconds. When submitters only reported locations as degrees and minutes the accuracy is only to the nearest minute. The base maps, from which latitude and longitude coordinates were determined, use the 1927 North American Datum (NAD27) based on the Clarke 1866 ellipsoid.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The data were generated by the analytical laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey over several years, beginning in the early 1960s and ending about 1987. Upon completion of the chemical analysis, the data were stored in the RASS database. An unpublished CD-ROM was developed in 1996 that contains the RASS data in GSSEARCH format. This CD-ROM was used to generated the data set in .dbf format. The RASS DBF file was imported into ArcView 3.2 and an ArcView shapefile was generated which contained 199,850 sample locations (5135 samples were eliminated due to location discrepancies).
Process_Date: 200101
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 199850
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: sedimentsrass.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Geochemical sample submitted for analysis
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Submitter's name, name of the individual who submitted the samples to the laboratory for analysis.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TAGNUMBER
Attribute_Definition: Unique identification number assigned by the laboratory.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIELDNO
Attribute_Definition:
Field number assigned by the submitter designated in the SUBNAME field.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude of sample site reported in degrees, minutes, and seconds (ddmmss).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATDIR
Attribute_Definition: Direction north (N) or south (S) of the equator.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUD
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude of the sample site reported in degrees, minutes, and seconds (ddmmss).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGDIR
Attribute_Definition: Direction east (E) or west (W) of the 0 meridian (Greenwich).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATDD
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of sample site reported in Decimal Degress.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGDD
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of sample site reported in Decimal Degress.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SMPLTYPE
Attribute_Definition: Sample type, nature of material collected for sample.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unconsolidated sediment
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: METHCOLL
Attribute_Definition: Sample collection method, character of sample
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Single (grab)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Composite
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Channel
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SMPLSRC
Attribute_Definition: Source of sample
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Outcrop
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mine
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Dump or prospect pit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Float
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: E
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Drill hole, well
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Marine
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: G
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Stream
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Spring
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: J
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Lake
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: K
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Aquaduct, canal, irrigation ditch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Atmosphere
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_FE_
Attribute_Definition:
Iron concentration (percent) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_MG_
Attribute_Definition:
Magnesium concentration (percent) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CA_
Attribute_Definition:
Calcium concentration (percent) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_TI_
Attribute_Definition:
Titanium concentration (percent) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_MN
Attribute_Definition:
Manganese concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_AG
Attribute_Definition:
Silver concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_AS
Attribute_Definition:
Arsenic concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_AU
Attribute_Definition:
Gold concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_B
Attribute_Definition:
Boron concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BA
Attribute_Definition:
Barium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BE
Attribute_Definition:
Beryllium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BI
Attribute_Definition:
Bismuth concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CD
Attribute_Definition:
Cadmium concenration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CO
Attribute_Definition:
Cobalt concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CR
Attribute_Definition:
Chromium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CU
Attribute_Definition:
Copper concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_LA
Attribute_Definition:
Lanthanum concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_MO
Attribute_Definition:
Molybdenum concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_NB
Attribute_Definition:
Niobium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_NI
Attribute_Definition:
Nickel concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_PB
Attribute_Definition:
Lead concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SB
Attribute_Definition:
Antimony concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SC
Attribute_Definition:
Scandium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SN
Attribute_Definition:
Tin concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SR
Attribute_Definition:
Strontium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_V
Attribute_Definition:
Vanadium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_W
Attribute_Definition:
Tungsten concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_Y
Attribute_Definition:
Yttrium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_ZN
Attribute_Definition:
Zinc concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_ZR
Attribute_Definition:
Zirconium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_TH
Attribute_Definition:
Thorium concentration (parts per million) as determined by semi-quantitative emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_AU_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_AU_P
Attribute_Definition:
Gold concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INST_HGQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INST_HG
Attribute_Definition:
Mercury concentration (parts per million) as determined by an instrumental technique such as cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_AS_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_AS_P
Attribute_Definition:
Arsenic concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_CD_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_CD_P
Attribute_Definition:
Cadmium concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_SB_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_SB_P
Attribute_Definition:
Antimony concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_ZN_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_ZN_P
Attribute_Definition:
Zinc concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_CU_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_CU_P
Attribute_Definition:
Copper concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_PB_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_PB_P
Attribute_Definition:
Lead concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sampled followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_AG_PQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AA_AG_P
Attribute_Definition:
Silver concentration (parts per million) as determined by partial extraction of the sample followed by atomic absorption spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SI_FQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SI_F
Attribute_Definition:
Fluorine concentration (parts per million) as determined by specific ion electrode.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: U_INSTQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: U_INST
Attribute_Definition:
Uranium concentration (parts per million) as determined by an instrumental technique such as fluorimetry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AS_PTQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AS_PT
Attribute_Definition:
Platinum concentration (parts per million) as determined by fire assay emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AS_PDQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AS_PD
Attribute_Definition:
Paladium concentration (parts per million) as determined by fire assay emission spectrometry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CM_ASQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CM_AS
Attribute_Definition:
Arsenic concentration (parts per million) as determined by colorimetry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CM_MOQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CM_MO
Attribute_Definition:
Molybdenum concentration (parts per million) as determined by colorimetry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CM_WQ
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CM_W
Attribute_Definition:
Tungsten concentration (parts per million) as determined by colorimetry.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: JOBNUMBER
Attribute_Definition: Arbitrary identifier for the analytical process
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_FE_Q
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for iron concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_MG_Q
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for magnesium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CA_Q
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for calcium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_TI_Q
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for titanium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_MNQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for manganese concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_AGQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for silver concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_ASQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for arsenic concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_AUQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for gold concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for boron concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BAQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for barium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BEQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for beryllium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_BIQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for bismuth concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CDQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for cadmium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_COQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for cobalt concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CRQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for chromium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_CUQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for copper concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_LAQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for lanthanum concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_MOQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for molybdenum concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_NBQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for niobium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_NIQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for nickel concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_PBQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for lead concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SBQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for antimony concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SCQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for scandium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SNQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for tin concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_SRQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for strontium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_VQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for vanadium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_WQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for tungsten concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_YQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for yttrium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_ZNQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for zinc concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_ZRQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for zirconium concentration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: S_THQ
Attribute_Definition: Quality indicator for thorium concentration
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Smith, David B.
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, MS 973
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80025
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-303-236-1849
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-303-236-3200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dsmith@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability:
These data are released on the condition that neither the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from authorized or unauthorized use. The USGS provides these data "as is" and makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the data. The USGS further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter, whatsoever, including, without limitation, the condition of the product, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 1.0
Format_Information_Content: Geochemical sample locations and analyses
File_Decompression_Technique: unzip
Transfer_Size: 10.6
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: none
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20161207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Smith, David B.
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, MS 973
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-303-236-1849
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-303-236-3200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dsmith@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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