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Geochemical analyses of surface water, groundwater and springs surrounding Mount Emmons near Crested Butte, Colorado

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Start Date
1997-08
End Date
2017-09

Citation

Johnson, M.R., Wanty, R.B., Bembenek, A.J., Verplanck, P.L., and Manning, A.H., 2019, Geochemical analyses of surface water, groundwater and springs surrounding Mount Emmons near Crested Butte, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CQJ0XR.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS), and Coal Creek Watershed Coalition (CCWC) working independently, have intermittently collected samples of surface- and groundwater and springs around Mount Emmons, near Crested Butte, Colorado. This data release is a compilation of the comprehensive inorganic chemical analyses conducted as a result of that sampling. The earliest samples were collected in the summer of 1997, and subsequent sampling has continued through 2017. Water samples collected in the Elk Creek basin, sample identifiers starting with EC, have been previously published in three U.S. Geological Survey reports; Verplanck and others, 2007, Manning and others, 2008, and Verplanck [...]

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Purpose

Initial data collection by the USGS was part of a project investigating natural versus anthropogenic inputs from mineralized and hydrothermally altered areas. Sampling and monitoring by the State of Colorado was conducted because some areas of Mount Emmons are known to contribute heavy metals to receiving streams. In some cases, the concentrations of some of these metals are sufficiently large to render the waters unsuitable for certain uses.

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