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Metal cycling along the northwestern Seward Peninsula, Alaska: A possible natural cause of metal contamination in the arctic: A section in <i>Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1997</i>

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C.C. Parnow, Richard J. Goldfarb, Karen D. Kelley, and Geoffrey S. York, 1999, Metal cycling along the northwestern Seward Peninsula, Alaska: A possible natural cause of metal contamination in the arctic: A section in <i>Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1997</i>: Professional Paper.

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The northwestern Seward Peninsula was targeted for detailed geochemical study after evaluation of data collected during the NURE reconnaissance-level program indicated anomalously high arsenic (60-635 ppm) concentrations in stream sediments. The arsenic is associated with tin skarn, greisen, and replacement deposits in the western Seward Peninsula. Surficial sampling of waters and sediments indicate that arsenic is being transported detritally but that solution transport is insignificant. Our new data indicate that sediments downstream from these tin occurrences are characterized by anomalous values of As (85- 530 ppm) and Sn (14-36 ppm), as well as consistent anomalies of Ag, Be, Cu, Sb, and W. Stream sediments collected from drainages [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/70180433
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