The geochemical landscape of northwestern Wisconsin and adjacent parts of northern Michigan and Minnesota (geochemical data files)

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Description This report contains geochemical data gathered in the Ashland and Rice Lake 1 degree x 2 degree quadrangles in northern Wisconsin and adjacent parts of northern Michigan and Minnesota. The data, in part, is focused on the Chequamegon National Forest. Nine
Originators Cannon, William F. and Woodruff, Laurel G.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-259

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A_soil.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses for A-horizon soil samples. Includes site ID and lat/long. Quantitative results for 31 elements. 11 additional elements were analyzed but reported below detection limit for 90% to 100% of samples tested. Those elements and their detection limits in parts per million are: Ag(2), Au(8), Be(1), Bi(50), Cd(2), Eu(2), Ho(4), Mo(2), Sn(50), Ta(40), U(100).

Label Definition
Sample_no Unique identification number for sample
SAMP_SOURC Agency responsible for sample collection
X_COORD Longitude of sample site
Y_COORD Attribute_Domain_Values
DEPTH_AVE Average depth of interval sampled
Depth_rng depth of top and bottom of sampled interval in inches
HORIZON designation of soil horizon
AL concentration of aluminum in percent determined by inductively couple plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CA concentration of calcium in percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CE concentration of cerium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
FE concentration of iron in percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
Ga concentration of gallium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
Hg concentration of total mercury in parts per million determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.01 indicate below detection limit of 0.02 ppm.
K concentration of potassium in percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LA concentration of lanthanum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LI concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of niobium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
ND concentration of neodymium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 5 indicate below detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate below detection limit.
P concentration of phosphorous in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
PB concentration of lead in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
SE concentration of selenium in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 4 indicate below detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
Y concentration of yttrium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
YB concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
ZN concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

B_soil.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses for B-horizon soil samples. Includes site ID and lat/long. Quantitative results for 31 elements. 11 additional elements were analyzed but reported below detection limit for 90% to 100% of samples tested. Those elements and their detection limits in parts per million are: Ag(2), Au(8), Be(1), Bi(50), Cd(2), Eu(2), Ho(4), Mo(2), Sn(50), Ta(40), U(100).

Label Definition
Sample_no Unique identification number for sample
SAMP_SOURC Agency responsible for sample collecting
X_COORD Longitude of sample site
Y_COORD Latitude of sample site
DEPTH_AVE Average depth of interval sampled
Depth_rng depth of top and bottom of sampled interval in inches
HORIZON designation of soil horizon
AL concentration of aluminum in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CA concentration of calcium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CE concentration of cerium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
FE concentration of iron in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy:
Ga concentration of gallium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
Hg concentration of total mercury in parts per million determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.01 indicate below detection limit of 0.02 ppm.
K concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LA concentration of lanthanum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LI concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic absorption spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of niobium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
ND concentration of neodymium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 5 indicate below detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate below detection limit.
P concentration of phosphorous in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
PB concentration of lead in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
SE concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 4 indicate below detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
Y concentration of yttrium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
YB concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
ZN concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

C_soil.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses for C-horizon soil samples. Includes site ID and lat/long. Quantitative results for 31 elements. 11 additional elements were analyzed but reported below detection limit for 90% to 100% of samples tested. Those elements and their detection limits in parts per million are: Ag(2), Au(8), Be(1), Bi(50), Cd(2), Eu(2), Ho(4), Mo(2), Sn(50), Ta(40), U(100).

Label Definition
Sample_no Unique identification number for sample
SAMP_SOURC agency responsible for collecting sample
X_COORD Longitude of sample site
Y_COORD latitude of sample site
DEPTH_AVE Average depth of interval sampled
Depth_rng depth of top and bottom of sampled interval in inches
HORIZON designation of soil horizon
AL concentration of aluminum in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CA concentration of calcium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CE concentration of cerium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
FE concentration of iron in percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy:
Ga concentration of gallium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
Hg concentration of total mercury in parts per million determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.01 indicate below detection limit of 0.02 ppm.
K concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LA concentration of lanthanum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LI concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of niobium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
ND concentration of neodymium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 5 indicate below detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate below detection limit.
P concentration of phosphorous in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
PB concentration of lead in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
SE concentration of selenium in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 4 indicate below detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
Y concentration of yttrium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
YB concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
ZN concentration of zinc in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

E_soil.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses for E-horizon soil samples. Includes site ID and lat/long. Quantitative results for 31 elements. 11 additional elements were analyzed but reported below detection limit for 90% to 100% of samples tested. Those elements and their detection limits in parts per million are: Ag(2), Au(8), Be(1), Bi(50), Cd(2), Eu(2), Ho(4), Mo(2), Sn(50), Ta(40), U(100).

Label Definition
Sample_no Unique identification number for sample
SAMP_SOURC Agency responsible for collecting sample
X_COORD Longitude of sample site
Y_COORD latitude of sample site
DEPTH_AVE Average depth of interval sampled
Depth_rng depth of top and bottom of sampled interval in inches
HORIZON designation of soil horizon
AL concentration of aluminum in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CA concentration of calcium in percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CE concentration of cerium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
FE concentration of iron in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy:
Ga concentration of gallium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
Hg concentration of total mercury in parts per million determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.01 indicate below detection limit of 0.02 ppm.
K concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LA concentration of lanthanum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LI concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of niobium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate below detection limit.
ND concentration of neodymium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 5 indicate below detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate below detection limit.
P concentration of phosphorous in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
PB concentration of lead in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
SE concentration of selenium in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 4 indicate below detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
Y concentration of yttrium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
YB concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
ZN concentration of zinc in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

usgs_ls.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses for lake-bottom sediment samples. Includes site ID, lake name, water depth at sample site, and lat/long. Quantitative results for 36 elements. 10 additional elements were analyzed but reported below detection limit for 90% to 100% of samples tested. Those elements and their detection limits in parts per million are: Ag(2), Au(8), Be(1), Bi(50), Cd(2), Eu(2), Ho(4), Sn(50), Ta(40), U(100).

Label Definition
SAMPLE unique identifying number for sample
LAKE_NAME name of lake from which sample was collected
DEPTH depth of water at sample site in feet
X_COORD longitude of sample site
Y_COORD latitude of sample site
AL concentration of aluminum in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy.
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CA concentration of calcium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
C_ORG concentration of organic carbon in weight percent
C_CRBNT concentration of carbonate carbon in weight percent determined by coulometric titration
C_TOT concentration of total carbon in weight percent determined by automated carbon analyzer
CE concentration of cerium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
FE concentration of iron in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
GA concentration of gallium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate less than detection limit.
HG concentration of total mercury determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.014 indicate les than detection limit.
K concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LA concentration of lanthanum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
LI concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
MO concentration of molybdenum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of niobium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate less than detection limit.
ND concentration of neodymium parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 6 indicate less than detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate less than detection limit.
P concentration of phosphorous in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
PB concentration of lead in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
S concentration of sulfur in weight percent determined by automated sulfur analyzer
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
SE concentration of selenium in parts pr million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.14 indicate less than detection limit.
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 4 indicate less than detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
Y concentration of yttrium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.
YB concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
ZN concentration of zinc in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

nure_ls.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses for lake-bottom sediment samples collect during the NURE program. Includes site ID, lake name, and lat/long. Quantitative results for 10 elements.

Label Definition
ID unique sample identification number
LAKENAME name of lake from which sample was collected
X_COORD longitude of sample site
Y_COORD latitude of sample site
QUAD name of NTMS quadrangle containing sample site
U3O8 concentration of uranium oxide (U3O8) in parts per million
LOI__ loss on ignition in weight percent
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million
CU concentration of copper in parts per million
MO concentration of molybdenum in parts per million. Values of 0.5 indicate less than detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million
PB concentration of lead in parts per million
SE concentration of selenium in parts per million. Values of 0.5 indicate less than detection limit.
V concentration of vanadium oxide (V2O5) in parts per million
ZN concentration of zinc in parts per million

nure_original.dbf

Multi-element analyses of stream sediments collected and analyzed during the NURE program. Includes ID, lat/long, quadrangle name. Quantitative results for 28 elements.

Label Definition
UNIQID unique identification number for sample
QUAD_NAME name of NTMS quadrangle containing sample site
LAT latitude of sample site
LONG longitude of sample site
AL concentration of aluminum in weight percent determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy
B concentration of boron in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 5 indicate below detection limit.
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
BE concentration of beryllium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 0.5 indicate below detection limit.
CA concentration of calcium in weight percent determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate below detection limit.
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Value of 1 indicates below detection limit.
FE concentration of iron in weight percent determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
K concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
LI concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of lithium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate below detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
P concentration of phosphorous in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
SE concentration of selenium in parts per million determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
U concentration of uranium in parts per million determined by flourometry
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
Y concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy
ZN concentration of zinc in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate below detection limit.
Zr concentration of zirconium in parts per million determined by plasma source emission spectroscopy

nure_rean.dbf

Multi-element chemical analyses of stream sediments. Samples are a subset of the original NURE stream sediment samples reported in file NURE_original of this report, which were reanalyzed using USGS methods. Quantitative data for 30 elements. Analyses were also done for 10 additional elements which contained less than detection limits for 90-100% of samples. Those elements and their detection limits in parts per million are: Ag(2), Au(8), Be(1), Bi(50), Cd(2), Eu(2), Ho(4), Sn(50), Ta(40), U(100).

Label Definition
LAB_NO unique identification numbers assigned by USGS to reanalyzed samples
FIELD_NO_ unique identification numbers assigned to samples by the original NURE program
LONG longitude of sample site
LAT latitude of sample site
AL concentration of aluminum in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
AS concentration of arsenic in parts per million determined by hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy
BA concentration of barium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CA concentration of calcium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CE concentration of cerium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CO concentration of cobalt in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
CR concentration of chromium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
CU concentration of copper in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
FE concentration of iron in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
GA concentration of gallium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate less than detection limit.
HG concentration of total mercury in parts per million determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy. Values of 0.01 indicate less than detection limit.
K concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LA concentration of lanthanum in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
LI concentration of potassium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MG concentration of magnesium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
MN concentration of manganese in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NA concentration of sodium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
NB concentration of niobium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate less than detection limit.
ND concentration of neodymium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 5 indicate less than detection limit.
NI concentration of nickel in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
P concentration of phosphorous in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
PB concentration of lead in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 2 indicate less than detection limit.
SC concentration of scandium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
SR concentration of strontium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
TH concentration of thorium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 3 indicate less than detection limit.
TI concentration of titanium in weight percent determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
V concentration of vanadium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
Y concentration of yttrium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy
YB concentration of ytterbium in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Values of 1 indicate less than detection limit.
ZN concentration of zinc in parts per million determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy

nuress_adj.dbf

Multi-element chemical composition for stream sediment samples. Data consists of original NURE values for some elements, and, where appropriate, of recalculated values based on consistent variations between original NURE data and data derived from USGS reanalysis of NURE samples.

Label Definition
UNIQID unique sample identification number from original NURE program
QUAD_NAME name of NTMS quadrangle containing sample site
LAT latitude of sample site
LONG longitude of sample site
AL_ADJ recalculated concentration of aluminum in weight percent
AS_ADJ recalculated concentration of arsenic in parts per million
B_OR original NURE values for boron concentration in parts per million
BA_ADJ recalculated concentration of barium in parts per million
CA_ADJ recalculated concentration of calcium in weight percent
CO_ADJ recalculated concentration of cobalt in parts per million
CR_ADJ recalculated concentration of chromium in parts per million
CU_ADJ recalculated concentration of copper in parts per million
FE_ADJ recalculated concentration of iron in weight percent
K_ADJ recalculated concentration of potassium in weight percent
LI_ADJ recalculated concentration of lithium in parts per million
MG_ADJ recalculated concentration of magnesium in weight percent
MN_ADJ recalculated concentration of manganese in parts per million
NA_ADJ recalculated concentration of sodium in weight percent
NB_OR original NURE values for concentration of niobium in parts per million
NI_OR original NURE values for concentration of nickel in parts per million
P_ADJ recalculated concentration of phosphorous in parts per million
SC_ADJ recalculated concentration of scandium in parts per million
SE_OR original NURE value for concentration of selenium in parts per million
SR_ADJ recalculated concentration of strontium in parts per million
TH_ADJ recalculated concentration of thorium in parts per million
TI_ADJ recalculated concentration of titanium in parts per million
U_OR original NURE value reported for concentration of uranium in parts per million
V_ADJ recalculated concentration of vanadium in parts per million
Y_ADJ recalculated concentration of yttrium in parts per million
ZR_OR original NURE value reported for concentration of zirconium in parts per million
ZN_ADJ recalculated concentration of zinc in parts per million