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Methods for geochemical analysis

Bulletin 1770

Edited by:
Philip A. Baedecker

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Abstract

The laboratories for analytical chemistry within the Geologic Division of the U.S. Geological Survey are administered by the Office of Mineral Resources. The laboratory analysts provide analytical support to those programs of the Geologic Division that require chemical information and conduct basic research in analytical and geochemical areas vital to the furtherance of Division program goals. Laboratories for research and geochemical analysis are maintained at the three major centers in Reston, Virginia, Denver, Colorado, and Menlo Park, California. The Division has an expertise in a broad spectrum of analytical techniques, and the analytical research is designed to advance the state of the art of existing techniques and to develop new methods of analysis in response to special problems in geochemical analysis. The geochemical research and analytical results are applied to the solution of fundamental geochemical problems relating to the origin of mineral deposits and fossil fuels, as well as to studies relating to the distribution of elements in varied geologic systems, the mechanisms by which they are transported, and their impact on the environment.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Methods for geochemical analysis
Series title:
Bulletin
Series number:
1770
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Description:
132 p.