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Lithium in the brines of Fish Lake Valley and Columbus Salt Marsh, Nevada

Open-File Report 77-54

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Abstract

Analyses of waters-from springs in Nevada have led to the identification of an area containing anomalous amounts of lithium northwest of the Clayton Valley-area. Fish Lake Valley and Columbus Salt Marsh contain waters having, relatively high lithium and potassium concentrations. At least a part of these waters is probably derived from the leaching of Tertiary rocks containing saline minerals. The high-lithium waters at Columbus Salt Marsh could be derived not only by the leaching of rocks with a high soluble lithium ands, potassium content but also by subsurface outflow from Fish Lake Valley.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lithium in the brines of Fish Lake Valley and Columbus Salt Marsh, Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
77-54
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
14, [8] leaves :ill. ;28 cm.