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Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Geochemical Data: Browns Park District, Daggett County, Utah

May 2, 2024

From October 2017 to June 2018, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) collected 101 surficial sediment samples from abandoned mine wastepiles, ephemeral channels below wastepiles, nearby outcrops, and background areas representative of the undisturbed lithology in the Browns Park mining district of northeastern Utah. Additionally, twelve sediment samples were collected in drainages associated with legacy sample locations from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) program (reformatted by Smith, 2006). The Browns Park district is in the eastern arch of the Uinta Mountain Range, north of the Green River, and approximately 5 miles west of the Utah-Colorado border. Prospecting and extraction of copper, silver, uranium, and their associated minerals is known to have taken place throughout the district, but mining operations and records of production were poorly documented (Krahulec, 2018). Geochemical analyses were completed through a third-party contract by AGAT Laboratories. Samples were ground to <150 mesh, homogenized and decomposed by four-acid digestion prior to being analyzed for 49 major, minor, and trace elements using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) methods (Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Ga, Hf, In, K, La, Li, Lu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nb, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, S, Sb, Sc, Se, Sn, Sr, Ta, Tb, Te, Th, Ti, Tl, U, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn, Zr).

Publication Year 2024
Title Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Geochemical Data: Browns Park District, Daggett County, Utah
DOI 10.5066/P13BSAP2
Authors Michael D Hess, Destry N DiViesti, Brittany L Gold, Scott A Hynek, Thomas M Marston
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Salt Lake City Main Office