Mineralogy of selected sedimentary interbeds at or near the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho

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The US Geological Survey`s (USGS) Project Office at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) analyzed 66 samples from sedimentary interbed cores during a 38-month period beginning in October 1990 to determine bulk and clay mineralogy. These cores had been collected from 19 sites in the Big Lost River Basin, 2 sites in the Birch Creek Basin, and 1 site in the Mud Lake Basin, and were archived at the USGS lithologic core library at the INEL. Mineralogy data indicate that core samples from the Big Lost River Basin have larger mean and median percentages of quartz, total feldspar, and total ... continued below

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Reed, M. F. & Bartholomay, R. C. August 1, 1994.

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The US Geological Survey`s (USGS) Project Office at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) analyzed 66 samples from sedimentary interbed cores during a 38-month period beginning in October 1990 to determine bulk and clay mineralogy. These cores had been collected from 19 sites in the Big Lost River Basin, 2 sites in the Birch Creek Basin, and 1 site in the Mud Lake Basin, and were archived at the USGS lithologic core library at the INEL. Mineralogy data indicate that core samples from the Big Lost River Basin have larger mean and median percentages of quartz, total feldspar, and total clay minerals, but smaller mean and median percentages of calcite than the core samples from the Birch Creek Basin. Core samples from the Mud Lake Basin have abundant quartz, total feldspar, calcite, and total clay minerals. Identification of the mineralogy of the Snake River Plain is needed to aid in the study of the hydrology and geochemistry of subsurface waste disposal.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003531

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  • Other: DE96003531
  • Report No.: DOE/ID--22116
  • DOI: 10.2172/206484 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 206484
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672215

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Reed, M. F. & Bartholomay, R. C. Mineralogy of selected sedimentary interbeds at or near the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho, report, August 1, 1994; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672215/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.