Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Geochemical survey of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area, Towns, Union, and White counties, Georgia

January 1, 1994

Th U.S. Geological Survey made a reconnaissance geochemical survey of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area (fig. 1) to search for unexposed mineral deposits which might be recognized by a geochemical signature in the abundance or distribution patterns of trace elements. As part of a regional geochemical reconnaissance, M/ Hurst (University of Georgia) collected 51 fine-grained stream-sediment samples and 45 planned-concentrate samples  of alluvial gravels in the Chattahoochee study area (see figure 1). A.E. Nelson, in conjunction with detailed geologic mapping (Nelso, 1983), collected 10 rock-chip samples for geochemical analysis in addition to a large number of hand specimens for thin-section study. In order to evaluate isolated anomalies indicated by the earlier sampling, R.P. Koeppen, D.M. Sutphin, and P.D. Schruben collected several additional panned-concentrate, stream-sediment, and rock samples from the area in 1986. Both the geologic study by Nelson (1983) and this geochemical survey provide the basis for our mineral-resource assessment of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area (Nelson and others, 1983). 

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Geochemical survey of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area, Towns, Union, and White counties, Georgia
DOI 10.3133/mf1502B
Authors Robert P. Koeppen, Arthur E. Nelson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 1502
Index ID mf1502B
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse