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Geochemical survey of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area, Towns, Union, and White counties, Georgia

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1502-B

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Abstract

Th U.S. Geological Survey made a reconnaissance geochemical survey of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area (fig. 1) to search for unexposed mineral deposits which might be recognized by a geochemical signature in the abundance or distribution patterns of trace elements. As part of a regional geochemical reconnaissance, M/ Hurst (University of Georgia) collected 51 fine-grained stream-sediment samples and 45 planned-concentrate samples  of alluvial gravels in the Chattahoochee study area (see figure 1). A.E. Nelson, in conjunction with detailed geologic mapping (Nelso, 1983), collected 10 rock-chip samples for geochemical analysis in addition to a large number of hand specimens for thin-section study. In order to evaluate isolated anomalies indicated by the earlier sampling, R.P. Koeppen, D.M. Sutphin, and P.D. Schruben collected several additional panned-concentrate, stream-sediment, and rock samples from the area in 1986. Both the geologic study by Nelson (1983) and this geochemical survey provide the basis for our mineral-resource assessment of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area (Nelson and others, 1983). 

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geochemical survey of the Chattahoochee Roadless Area, Towns, Union, and White counties, Georgia
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1502
Chapter:
B
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
U. S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
42.40 x 39.54 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Georgia
County:
Union, White
Other Geospatial:
Chattahoochee Area
Scale:
0
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N