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Lithogeochemistry of mineralized and altered rock samples from the northern Talkeetna Mountains, south-central Alaska

Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5162

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Abstract

Mineralized and altered rock samples collected from the northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska, were analyzed by two different inductively coupled plasma atomic-emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) methods for as many as 44 elements; by fire assay and either direct-coupled plasma (DCP) or atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) for gold (Au); by cold vapor atomic absorption (CVAA) for mercury (Hg); and by irradiated neutron activation analysis (INAA) for tungsten (W). The analytical results showed that some samples contain high values of multiple elements and may be potential indicators of hydrothermal mineralization in the area.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lithogeochemistry of mineralized and altered rock samples from the northern Talkeetna Mountains, south-central Alaska
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2011-5162
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Science Center
Description:
vi, 7 p.; Figures; Tables; Table 1 Download
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Other Geospatial:
Talkeetna Mountains
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y