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Distribution of trace elements in streambed sediment associated with mining activities in the upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, USA, 1995–96

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Jeffrey R Deacon, and Nancy E Driver, Distribution of trace elements in streambed sediment associated with mining activities in the upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, USA, 1995–96: .

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Streambed-sediment samples were collected in the Southern Rocky Mountains physiographic province in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Colorado to characterize the occurrence and distribution of trace elements in mined and nonmined areas of the basin. During October 1995 and September 1996, streambed sediment was collected at 37 sites, and the samples were analyzed for trace elements. The ranges in concentrations of As, Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn at mining sites generally were orders of magnitude higher than the ranges of concentrations at nonmining sites. Sampling sites located in two predominant rock types in mining areas were not significantly different (p > 0.05) for concentrations of As, Cd, Pb, and Zn. Cu was significantly different (p [...]

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