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Carbonatite whole-rock and calcite geochemistry from the Bear Lodge alkaline complex, Wyoming and Mountain Pass mine, California

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2011-11-11
End Date
2019-02-13

Citation

Olinger, D.A. 2019, Carbonatite whole-rock and calcite geochemistry from the Bear Lodge alkaline complex, Wyoming and Mountain Pass mine, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9634NRU.

Summary

Whole-rock and calcite geochemical data are reported for twelve carbonatite samples collected from the Bear Lodge alkaline complex, Wyoming and from the Mountain Pass mine, California. Calcite geochemical data was collected using electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) analyses. Reported whole-rock data was measured by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), ion selective electrode-fluoride (ISE-F), and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF). Geochemical data are presented in downloadable .csv files. Spatial data of sample collection sites are provided as polygons in a downloadable Esri [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Danielle A Olinger
Metadata Contact :
Danielle A Olinger
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Energy and Minerals
Originator :
Danielle A Olinger

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BearLodge_MountainPass_Metadata.xml
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BearLodge_MountainPass_DataDictionary.csv 30.23 KB
BearLodge_MountainPass_LA-ICP-MS.csv 12.32 KB
BearLodge_MountainPass_Microprobe.csv 10.26 KB
BearLodge_MountainPass_WholeRock.csv 5.83 KB
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Purpose

This project was completed, in part, for the author’s M.S. Thesis at Texas Tech University. Continued work was completed in support of the Critical Elements in Carbonatites: From Exploration Targets to Element Distribution project. The purpose of this research was to understand the process(es), igneous or hydrothermal or both, that produced the variable calcite textures present in carbonatite units of the Bear Lodge alkaline complex. Understanding these processes adds further context for the formation of the rare earth element mineralization.

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