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The composition of muds from Columbus Marsh, Nevada

January 1, 1994

The investigation of the dry lake of Columbus Marsh, in Nevada, which had for its economic motive the discovery of potash, was continued by the United States Geological Survey during the summer of 1913 under supervision of Hoyt S. Gale. The work done included the drilling of a shallow well near the old well 400 and the collection of a set of surface samples of muds from the marsh. This exploration, together with the chemical investigation of the samples thus collected, has furnished further data concerning the character of the mud flat and thrown additional light on the conditions there. The writer was associated with Mr. Gale during his study of this region and the field observations have recorded were made jointly and are results of mutual discussion. The accompanying map (fig. 1) is based on a plane-table survey made by Mr. Gale, and for this and other assistance the writer wishes to express due acknowledgment.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1915
Title The composition of muds from Columbus Marsh, Nevada
DOI 10.3133/pp95A
Authors W. B. Hicks
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 95
Index ID pp95A
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse