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  • Main Title MinChem: A Prototype Petrologic Database for Hanford Site Sediments


  • Author: Mackley, Rob D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Last, George V.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Serkowski, John A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Middleton, Lisa A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Cantrell, Kirk J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 2010-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A prototype petrologic database (MinChem) has been under continual development for several years. MinChem contains petrologic, mineralogical, and bulk-rock geochemical data for Hanford Site sediments collected over multiple decades. The database is in relational form and consists of a series of related tables modeled after the Hanford Environmental Information System HEIS (BHI 2002) structures. The HEIS-compatible tables were created in anticipation of eventual migration into HEIS, or some future form of HEIS (e.g. HEIS-GEO). There are currently a total of 13,129 results in MinChem from 521 samples collected at 381 different sampling sites. These data come from 19 different original source documents published and unpublished (e.g. letter reports) between 1976 and 2009. The data in MinChem consist of results from analytical methods such as optical and electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence, and electron probe microanalysis.
  • Physical Description: PDFN


  • Keyword: Hbgis
  • Keyword: Database
  • Keyword: Hbgis
  • Keyword: Information Systems
  • Keyword: Ringold Formation
  • Keyword: Mineralogy
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 General And Miscellaneous//Mathematics, Computing, And Information Science
  • Keyword: Petrology
  • Keyword: Database
  • Keyword: Petrology
  • Keyword: Heis
  • Keyword: Heis
  • Keyword: Geochemistry
  • Keyword: Hanford Formation
  • Keyword: Hanford Formation
  • Keyword: Sediments Mineralogy
  • Keyword: Mineralogy
  • Keyword: Hanford Reservation
  • Keyword: Ringold Formation


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PNNL-19803
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1000164
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1000164
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc831599