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Date published: August 20, 2020

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

This dataset includes pdf representations of drill core logs showing associated drill core information, a pdf of the explanation for the lithology and structure sections of the logs, a shapefile of the locations of the drill holes, and sixteen individual .csv files of tabular data that was compiled from hand written drill core logs. The drill core is from the Stillwater Complex, Montana a

Date published: July 29, 2020

Isotopic ratios and element concentrations of U-Pb and Sm-Nd for scheelite petrochronology

Instrument, standard, and sample data from application of in situ laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) dating of scheelite in thin section, and sample data from isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS) scheelite dating are in this data release. Fractionation factor and ratio data in between NIST glass and natural scheelite as

Date published: July 10, 2020

Lithium Occurrences and Processing Facilities of Argentina, and Salars of the Lithium Triangle, Central South America

The "Li_Triangle_ARG_MRP_NMIC.gdb" geospatial database was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey for use in a geographic information system (GIS) to support mineral resource research and assessment of lithium resources in the Argentina portion of the central South American Lithium Triangle. The Lithium Triangle is host to significant amounts (nearly 60%) of the worlds known (ide

Date published: July 9, 2020

Geochronologic data from xenoliths near the Stillwater Complex, Montana

The Archean Stillwater Complex, a layered ultramafic-to-mafic intrusion, is exposed along the northern side of the Beartooth Mountains in Montana. To the north of the Stillwater outcrops, a gravity anomaly is located where Phanerozoic rocks may unconformably overlie the complex. These Phanerozoic rocks are intruded by Cretaceous plutons that have gabbroid inclusions that look like metamorph...

Date published: July 9, 2020

Garnet Lu-Hf Ages and Isotope Data for the Stibnite, Idaho Area

Garnet Lu-Hf ages of the schist of Moores Station Formation (112.8 ± 6.9 Ma) and a cross-cutting garnetiferous felsic dike (99.3 ± 2.0 Ma) are the main contributions of this dataset. Ages are determined with lower-intercept isochron plots from multiple garnet and whole rock fractions, and garnet model age plots show distribution of garnet fractions with excluded points grayed

Date published: June 17, 2020

SUTRA model used to evaluate Saline or Brackish Aquifers as Reservoirs for Thermal Energy Storage in the Portland Basin, Oregon, USA

This archive documents five 30-year SUTRA simulations summarized in Burns at al. (2020), and provides output from one short (2-year) simulation to allow verification that the archive model code runs properly. A modified version of SUTRA 2.2 was used to evaluate Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage by simulating layered system conditions (grid spacing varies depending on simulation run tim

Date published: June 1, 2020

Whole Rock Density, Magnetic Susceptibility, and Radiometric Measurements of a Rare Earth Element Terrane, Southeastern Mojave Desert, California and Nevada

Efforts by the USGS to characterize regional geology of the southeastern Mojave Desert near Mountain Pass, California, include 1,061 rock samples collected along the southern California/Nevada border. Rock property measurements include density, magnetic susceptibility, and radiometric concentrations to understand structural and geophysical relationships associated with rare earth ele

Date published: May 22, 2020

High-Resolution Aeromagnetic Survey Over Pendleton, Oregon, and Surrounding Areas

This data release provides access to a low-altitude, aeromagnetic survey over a part of northeastern Oregon, an area centered approximately over the city of La Grande. The survey is underlain by pre-Tertiary intrusive and metamorphic rocks exposed in the Wallowa Mountains and southern Blue Mountains, and basalts of the Miocene Columbia River Basalt Group exposed or shallowly buried elsewhe...

Date published: April 29, 2020

High-Resolution Aeromagnetic Survey of the Cle Elum Area, Washington

This data release provides access to a low-altitude, aeromagnetic survey of a part of central Washington centered approximately 22 km west-southwest of Ellensburg. The survey includes the cities of Ellensburg, Cle Elum, and Yakima and is referred to as the Cle Elum aeromagnetic survey. The Cle Elum aeromagnetic survey extends from the Columbia Plateau westward to the eastern Cascade Rang...

Date published: April 29, 2020

Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey of the southeast Mojave Desert, California and Nevada

A high-resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric survey of the southeast Mojave Desert, parts of California and Nevada was flown by EDCON-PRJ, Inc. from December 13, 2019 to March 21, 2020. The high-resolution fixed-wing survey was flown at a flightline spacing of 200 m, an azimuth of 70 degrees, a nominal elevation above ground of 100 m, and consists of about 17,277 line-kilom

Date published: April 29, 2020

High-Resolution Aeromagnetic Survey Over the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee

This data release provides access to a low-altitude, aeromagnetic survey over parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, an area centered about 100 km north of Memphis, Tennessee. The survey covers parts of the southern arm of the New Madrid seismic zone, the northwestern margin of the Reelfoot rift, the Blytheville arch, and the Commerce geophysical lineament (reference: L

Date published: April 14, 2020

High-Resolution Aeromagnetic Survey of the Greater Spokane Area, Washington and Idaho

This data release provides access to a low-altitude, aeromagnetic survey of a part of eastern Washington and northwestern Idaho centered approximately at Spokane, Washington, and referred to as the Spokane aeromagnetic survey. The survey includes the cities of Spokane and Cheney, numerous smaller communities, and Fairchild Air Force Base. Magnetic anomalies reflect Miocene rocks of