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

April 7, 2022

This data release is part of a study examining the occurrence of chromium and natural and anthropogenic hexavalent Chromium, Cr(VI) in groundwater. Data will be used to estimate naturally-occurring background Cr(VI) concentrations upgradient, near the plume margins, and downgradient from a mapped Cr(VI) contamination plume near Hinkley, CA (Izbicki and Groover, 2016). The data release includes grain size distribution, photographic, and associated chemical and mineral analysis data for 36 sediment core and alluvium samples as well as Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis on select grains from magnetic and heavy mineral separates collected near Hinkley, CA. The cooperator for this study is the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Results are provided in this data release organized by analysis type. References Cited Izbicki, J.A., and Groover, Krishangi, A Plan for Study of Hexavalent Chromium, Cr(VI), in Groundwater near a Mapped Plume, Hinkley, California, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1004, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161004.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Grain size, mineralogic, and trace-element data from field samples near Hinkley, California
DOI 10.5066/P9HUPMG0
Authors Jean M Morrison, William M Benzel, Christopher S Holm-Denoma, Sarah A Bala
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center