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Why the Mayan cities of the Peten District, Guatemala, were abandoned

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Authors
Charles Wythe Cooke

Primary structures in dune sand and their significance

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Authors
Edwin D. McKee

Ground-water provinces of Libyan Arab Republic

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Authors
J.R. Jones

Geology of the Shati Valley Area iron deposit; Fezzan, Libyan Arab Republic

 No abstract available.
Authors
G.H. Goudarzi

Minor elements in water

A complete characterization of natural waters includes a determination of the concentrations of 30 or more minor elements. Emission spectrochemical methods are uniquely suited to the determination of a comparatively large number of minor elements, mainly those classified as heavy metals. Spectro-chemical data published by Braidech and Emory in 1935 and more recent data by Durfor and Becker, and by
Authors
Marvin W. Skougstad

The geochemist’s involvement with the pollution problem

The geochemist can contribute much information of value toward assessing the effect of environment, including inorganic pollution, on health. The average composition of rocks, soils, plants, and water and also the increments of inorganic substances that can be expected in geologic environments of high-metal content are essential for comparison with metal contents of these components of the environ
Authors
Helen L. Cannon, Barbara M. Anderson

Detrital serpentinite from the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia

Small lenses of detrital serpentinite, completely surrounded by massive serpentinite, occur within a sequence of Mesozoic phyllites and metasiltstones in the Cerros de Parashi area, Guajira Peninsula. These lenses, which are as much as 30 m thick, consist of poorly sorted breccias that grade irregularly upward into bedded serpentinite sandstone and shale. Graded bedding is well developed in the sa
Authors
John P. Lockwood

Chemical compositions of rock types as factors in our environment

The types of rocks that form geologic units in the Earth’s crust supply most of the raw materials from which soils are formed and from which water derives its inorganic constituents. The compositions of what we eat and drink thus depend in part upon the compositions of the source rocks.Igneous rocks are formed by crystallization and solidification of a rock melt. Metamorphic rocks are formed by re
Authors
Harry A. Tourtelot

A systematist's view

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Authors
R.C. Banks

Calcium-Carbonate hardness of public water supplies in the conterminous United States

Geographic variations in the hardness of water seem to parallel the geographic variations in certain cardiovascular diseases (Anderson and others, 1969; Biorck and others, 1965; Schroeder, 1966). Winton and McCabe (1970) have provided a recent review of the problem. The map, presented here, showing calcium-carbonate hardness of municipal raw-water sources in the conterminous United States has been
Authors
Barbara M. Anderson