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Isotope analyses (234U/238U, 87Sr/86Sr, δ13C, and δ18O) and U-series disequilibrium ages for speleothem, water, and rock samples associated with Fitton Cave, Buffalo National River, Arkansas, USA

This data release contains tabular data (comma-separated-value files) of natural radiogenic isotopes of strontium, uranium, and thorium for samples of modern water, speleothems, associated with Fitton Cave, north central Arkansas, as well as rock that host the cave deposits. In addition, U-series ages (230Th/U dates and model 234U/238U dates) are calculated from those data for subsamples of speleo

Tree-ring widths of Picea engelmannii at Andrews Meadow, Rocky Mountain National Park

Andrews Meadow in the Loch Vale watershed, Rocky Mountain National Park. Sample Collection: Englemann spruce (Picea engelmannii) living on slopes surrounding and at the edge of Andrews meadow (Latitude 40˚ 17’ 24” N, Longitude 105˚ 40’ 01” W NAD83). At the time of collection, the climate-sensitive upland P. engelmannii trees were growing on well-drained slopes above the meadow. Seventeen trees, tw

Digital database of structure contour and isopach maps of multiple subsurface units, Michigan and Illinois Basins, USA

This digital data release presents contour data from multiple subsurface geologic horizons as presented in previously published summaries of the regional subsurface configuration of the Michigan and Illinois Basins. The original maps that served as the source of the digital data within this geodatabase are from the Geological Society of America’s Decade of North American Geology project series, “T

Geochronologic and isotopic data for Paleohydrologic history of Pluvial Lake San Agustin, New Mexico

This dataset includes tables of radiocarbon, uranium thorium series, and luminescence geochronologic ages and stable carbon and oxygen isotope compositions for sedimentary and organic samples.

Digital hydrogeologic framework model of the Upper Colorado River Basin, western U.S.

This digital dataset was created as part of a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic resource assessment and development of an integrated numerical hydrologic model of the hydrologic system of the Upper Colorado River Basin, an extensive region covering approximately 412,000 square kilometers in five states: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. As part of this larger study, the USGS develo

An inventory of subsurface geologic data: structure contour and isopach datasets

Under the direction and funding of the National Cooperative Mapping Program with guidance and encouragement from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a digital database of three-dimensional (3D) vector data, displayed as two-dimensional (2D) data-extent bounding polygons. This geodatabase is to act as a virtual and digital inventory of 3D structure contour and isopach vector data for the US

Digital subsurface data from previously published contoured maps of interval thicknesses in the Southern Midcontinent region

This digital data release contains previously published contours of thickness values of 23 named geological horizons, ranging in age from Cambrian to Tertiary. In alphabetical order, these horizons are the Atokan, Chesterian, Cretaceous, Desmoinesian, Guadalupian, Jurassic, Kinderhookian, Leonardian, Lower Hunton, Meramecian, Missourian, Morrowan, Ochoan, Osagean, Simpson-Viola, Sylvan-Cason, Tert

Data Release for Luminescence: Butler Cave, Burnsville Cove, Bath and Highland Counties, VA

Burnsville Cove in Bath and Highland Counties (Virginia, USA) is a karst region in the Valley and Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains. The region contains many caves in Silurian to Devonian limestone, and is well suited for examining geologic controls on cave location and cave passage morphology. In Burnsville Cove, many caves are located preferentially near the axes of synclines and antic

Zircon U-Pb data for Proterozoic rocks in southwestern Colorado and rocks from drill core from Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release provides U-Pb zircon data and geochronology for Proterozoic rocks in the Needle Mountains of southwestern Colorado and for Proterozoic rocks sampled from drill cores from Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. Samples from the Needle Mountains were collected in order to constrain the polyphase tectonic evolution of the area. Drill core samples are part of a

U.S. Geological Survey Soil Sample Archive

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Soil Sample Archive is a database of information describing soil and sediment samples collected in support of USGS science. Samples in the archive have been registered with International Generic Sample Numbers, relabeled with bar-coded sample labels, and repacked in containers for long-term preservation. Details of sample collection location, collection date, asso

Data Release for Luminescence: Plio-Pleistocene Hydrology and Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 4 Deep Springs Lake, Western Great Basin, Inyo County, California

Deep Springs Valley (DSV) is a hydrologically isolated valley between the White (north and west) and Inyo (south and east) Mountains that is commonly excluded from regional paleohydrologic and paleoclimate studies. Previous studies showed that uplift of Deep Springs ridge (informal name) by the Deep Springs fault defeated streams crossing DSV and hydrologically isolating the valley sometime after

Geochronological Data for the Deep Creek paleoseismic site, Wasatch fault zone, Utah

This data release includes geochronological data for a natural exposure of the Wasatch fault, Utah at the Deep Creek site (39.507462?, -111.861790?). Laboratory data include 11 optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for quartz, 23 charcoal radiocarbon ages, and 342 portable OSL (bulk luminescence) measurements. The radiocarbon and luminescence samples were collected November 2019 and October