Magnetic susceptibility measurements in the Wet Mountains, Colorado, 2021 to 2022
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected rock magnetic susceptibility measurements to understand the causative sources of airborne magnetic survey anomalies in the Wet Mountains, Colorado. A total of 808 measurements were collected over 50 locations from August 2021 to June 2022 on rocks ranging from Paleoproterozoic to Oligocene age. These measurements aid the interpretation of newly collected airborne geophysical data to identify concealed Ediacaran-Ordovician alkaline igneous features and potential rare earth element deposits. On average, 16 measurements were taken at each location and sample lithology was derived from field observations and previously published maps noted in the supplemental information section of the metadata file. Measurement locations were recorded using a handheld Global Position System.
|Magnetic susceptibility measurements in the Wet Mountains, Colorado, 2021 to 2022
|Benjamin P Magnin, Eric D Anderson
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center