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Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Geochemical Data: Star District, Utah


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Gold, B.L., Hess, M.D., Hynek, S.A., and Marston, T.M., 2019, Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Geochemical Data: Star District, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The Star District study area is located in the Star Mountain Range, approximately 50 miles north of Cedar City, Utah. The Star Range was historically mined for lead and silver beginning in the 1870s (Krahulec, 2018). The Star District samples can be spatially clustered into two groups: the first consists of samples closest to Topache Peak and the second consists of samples closest to Picacho Peak. From November to December, 2014 and June to July, 2015, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) collected a total of 141 samples from abandoned mine wastepiles, channel sediments downslope of wastepiles, and background areas. These samples were sieved to obtain the less than 177 micron fraction, which was homogenized and subjected to a [...]


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Data were collected to analyze the elemental composition of sediment in abandoned wastepiles. The analysis of these wastepiles is released to the public through this dataset.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9BALZ5B

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