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Geochemical survey of the Blood Mountain Roadless Area, Union and Lumpkin counties, Georgia

January 1, 1994

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) made a reconnaissance geochemical survey of the Blood Mountain Roadless Area to search for unexposed mineral deposits which might be recognized by a geochemical signature in the abundance of distribution patterns of trace elements. Forty five fine-grained stream-sediment samples and 45 panned-concentrate samples were collected in the Blood Mountain study area (fig. 1). A.E. Nelson, in conjunction with detailed geologic mapping, collected 13 rock-chip samples for geochemical analysis, in addition to a large number of hand specimins for thin-section study. Nelson's geologic study (1983), combined with this geochemical survey, provide the basis for our mineral-resource assessment of the Blood Mountain Roadless Area (Koeppen and others, 1983).

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Geochemical survey of the Blood Mountain Roadless Area, Union and Lumpkin counties, Georgia
DOI 10.3133/mf1503B
Authors Robert P. Koeppen, Arthur E. Nelson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 1503
Index ID mf1503B
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization