The U.S. Geological Survey is collecting geologic samples from local stream channels, aquifer materials, and rock outcrops for studies of trace elements in the Mojave Desert, southern California. These samples are collected because geologic materials can release a variety of elements to the environment when exposed to water. The samples are to be analyzed with a handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer to determine the concentrations of up to 27 elements, including chromium.
Groover, K.D., and Izbicki, J.A., 2016, Geochemical analysis using a handheld X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3043, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163043.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Table of Contents
- Why are These Data Collected?
- How Does it Work?
- Periodic Table of the Elements
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Elemental analysis using a handheld X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||California Water Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|