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Principal Investigator(s) Award Number Final Report Files provided
John Dilles 04HQGR0164 The mineralogy and origin of hydrothermally altered Quaternary volcanic rocks on the south flank of Lassen Volcano, California Download 04HQGR0164 report
[PDF file, 1.4 MB]
Richard Fifarek 04HQGR0171 Magmatic fluid evolution from porphyry Cu-Au to high-sulfidation Au-Ag deposits: Fluid inclusion evidence from the Pierina (Peru) and Summitville (USA) deposits Download 04HQGR0171 report
[PDF file, 1.4 MB]

Download 4 Excel data tables: Table 1 [24 KB], Table 2 [84 KB], Table 3 [54 KB], Table 4 [188 KB]
Paul Layer, Rainer Newberry 04HQGR0163 A long-term effort to determine 40 Ar/39Ar ages of Alaskan mineral deposits Download 04HQGR0163 report
[PDF file, 1.7 MB]
Reed Lewis, Jeffrey Vervoort 04HQGR0153 Detrital zircon analysis of Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic high-grade metasedimentary rocks of north-central Idaho: Reduction of the mapped extent of the Belt basin Download 04HQGR0153 report
[PDF file, 1.4 MB]
Joann Mossa 04HQGR0178 River corridor sand and gravel mining, Louisiana and Mississippi: A database and comparison of different data sources AND Planform change rates in rivers with and without instream and floodplain sand and gravel mining: Assessing instability in the Pascagoula River and tributaries, Mississippi Download 04HQGR0178 report 1 (River corridor …)
[PDF file, 2.2 MB]

Download 04HQGR0178 report 2 (Planform change …)
[PDF file, 996 KB]

Download Sand-Gravel-Mines Access database
[Access database file, 44.2 MB]

Metadata files [XML format): 1 [12 KB], 2 [16 KB], 3 [16 KB], 4 [16 KB], 5 [16 KB], 6 [16 KB], 7 [16 KB], 8 [12 KB], 9 [16 KB], 10 [12 KB], 11 [12 KB], 12 [12 KB]
Philippe Ross, James Ranville 04HQGR0154 Evaluating the influence of soil geochemical characteristics on metal bioavailability Download 04HQGR0154 report
[PDF file, 5.1 MB]


Principal Investigator(s) Award Number Final Report Files provided
Michael Brown, Boswell Wing, Sarah Penniston-Dorland 05HQGR0158 Petrogenesis of the Platreef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa, Interrogated Using Mass-Independent Sulfur Isotopes Download 05HQGR0158 report
[PDF file, 126 MB ]
Lang Farmer 05HQGR0160 Petrogenesis of Cretaceous, Gold-Related Plutons, Eastern Tintina Gold Province (TGP), Alaska and Yukon: Implications for Ore Genesis and Resource Distribution in the Northern Cordillera Download 05HQGR0160 report
[PDF file, 512 MB]
Edmond A. Mathez 05HQGR0155 Investigations of the Geochemical Evolution of the Stillwater Complex and Origin of Platinum Group Element Deposits from Analysis of Lead Isotopes Download 05HQGR0155 report
[PDF file, 404 KB]
Pat Mueller, David A. Foster 05HQGR0156 Relationship of Lithospheric Age and Composition to Mineral Resources Within, Beneath, and Adjacent to the Belt Basin Download 05HQGR0156 report
[PDF file, 268 KB]
James A. Saunders, Willis E. Hames 05HQGR0153 Geochronology of Volcanic-hosted Low Sulfidation Au-Ag Deposits in the Winnemucca-Sleeper Mine Area, North Great Basin, USA Download 05HQGR0153 report
[PDF file, 4.6 MB]
Aaron J. Slowey, Gordon E. Brown, Jr. 05HQGR0154 Environmental Chemistry of Mercury in Sulfidogenic Sediments: A Key to Understanding the Ecological Impact of Mercury and Gold Mining Download 05HQGR0154 report
[PDF file, 824 KB]


Principal Investigator(s) Award Number Final Report Files provided
Martin S. Appold 06HQGR0178 Comparative Analysis of Fluid Inclusion Geochemistries from World-Class and Small-Scale Zn-Pb Deposits in the Ozark Plateau Using Laser Ablation ICP-MS and Raman Spectroscopy Download 06HQGR0178 report
[PDF file, 2,433 KB]
Robert B. Blodgett


Devonian-Pennsylvanian Paleographic Reconstruction of the Arctic Alaska Terrane and Its Relation to Sedimentary-Hosted Ore Deposits Download 06HQGR0199 report
[PDF file, 1,509 KB]
Jean S. Cline 06HQGR0179 Collaborative Research on Fluid Pathways and Metal Transport in Carlin-Type Gold Deposits: Insights from the Getchell Deposit Download 06HQGR0179 Report
[PDF file, 12 MB]
Virginia S. Gillerman 06HQGR0170 Geochronology of Iron Oxide-Copper-Thorium-REE Mineralization in Proterozoic Rocks at Lemhi Pass, Idaho, and a Comparison to Copper-Cobalt Ores, Blackbird Mining District, Idaho Download 06HQGR0170 report
[PDF file, 13,600 KB ]
Matthew T. Heizler 06HQGR0172 40 Ar/ 39Ar Geochronology of Colorado Mineral Belt Magmatism Download 06HQGR0172 report
[PDF file, 9,444 KB ]
Kenneth A. Hickey and Richard M. Tosdal 06HQGR0182 Defining Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Hydrothermal Flow Using Apatite Fission-Track Thermochronology; Implications for the Genesis of Carlin-Type Au-Deposits in North-Central Nevada Download 06HQGR0182 report
[PDF file, 1.93 MB]
Christopher S. Kim 06HQGR0181 Characterizing the Speciation, Distribution, and Correlation of Heavy Metals in Mine Wastes Using Synchrotron Radiation Techniques Download 06HQGR0181 report
[PDF file, 1.36 MB ]
Andreas Luttge 06HQGR0175 Sulfide Dissolution Rates Studied by Vertical Scanning Interferometry: Comparison with and Application to Studies in Laboratory and Natural Setting Download 06HQGR0175 report
[PDF file, 480 KB]
Jeffrey L. Mauk 06HQGR0173 Magnetite in Hydrothermal Orebodies and Host Rocks in the Proterozoic Belt Supergroup Download 06HQGR0173 report
[PDF file, 2,219 KB]
David B. Mueller and Thomas E. Graedel 06HQGR0174 Service Lifetimes of Mineral End Uses: Analyzing Potential for Increased Use of Secondary Metals Download 06HQGR0174 report
[PDF file, 268 KB]
John M. Proffett 06HQGR0171 The Geology and Genesis of the Yerington Porphyry Copper District: A Four Dimensional Study

Download 06HQGR0171 report
[PDF file, 198 KB]

Fig. 2 [PDF file, 358 KB]; Fig. 3.1 [PDF file, 960 KB]; Fig. 3.2 [PDF file, 1012 KB]; Fig. 3.3 & 3.4 [PDF file, 334 KB]; Fig. 3.5 & 3.6 [PDF file, 200KB]; Fig. 3.9 & 3.10 [PDF file, 191 KB]; Fig. 4.4 [PDF file, 660 KB];; Fig 5.1A [PDF file, 2374 KB]; Fig. 5.1B [PDF file, 44 KB]; Fig. 6.1A [PDF file, 3845 KB]; Fig. 6.1B [PDF file, 81 KB]; Fig. 6.2 [PDF file, 1165 KB]; Fig. 6.4 [PDF file, 889 KB]; Table 3.1 [PDF file, 74 KB]; Table 3.2 [PDF file, 92 KB]; Table 6.1 and Fig. 6.3 [PDF file, 978 KB]
John Ridley 06HQGR0180 Differentiating Crustal Fluids in the Eastern Tintina Gold Province of Alaska and Yukon: Implications for the Genesis and Distribution of Gold Ores Download 06HQGR0180 Report
[PDF file, 975 KB]
Timberley M. Roane 06HQGR0196 Microbial Community Structure: A Biological Assessment Tool For Metal-Impacted Watersheds in the Central Colorado Assessment Project Download 06HQGR0196
[PDF file, 690 KB]
Eric Seedorff 06HQGR0176 Dismembered Laramide Porphyry Deposits in Southern Arizona: Links to Catalina Core Complex Download 06HQGR0176
[PDF file, 817 KB]
Tom Trainor 06HQGR0177 Controls on Antimony Speciation and Mobility in Legacy Mine Tailings Environments: A Case Study of Mineral Occurrences in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska and Yukon Download 06HQGR0177 report
[PDF file, 1.54 MB]


Principal Investigator(s) Award Number Final Report Files provided
Mark Barton, Lukas Zürcher, and Eric Seedorff 08HQGR0060 Comparative Study of Jurassic To Early Tertiary Igneous-Related Metallogeny in the Basin and Range Province Download 08HQGR0060 report
[PDF file, 201 KB]
Jean S. Cline and Haroldo L. Lledo 08HQGR0059 The Searchlight Mining District: Linking Low Sulfidation Epithermal Mineralization with an Underlying Granitic Pluton Using Melt and Fluid Inclusion Chemistry Download 08HQGR0059 report
[PDF file, 27.1 MB]
Paul O’Sullivan and Raymond Donelick 08HQGR0061 Thermal History and Landscape Evolution of the Pebble Deposit, Southwest Alaska: Applying Thermochronology to the Study of Concealed Mineral Deposits Download 08HQGR0061 report
[PDF file, 34.2 MB]


Principal Investigator(S) Award Number Final Report Files Provided
Robert J. Bodnar G09AP00041 Genetic Model And Assessment Criteria For Coles Hill-Type Uranium Deposits Download G09AP00041 report
[PDF file, 8.15 MB ]
Jaroslav Dostal G09AP00039 Geological Investigation Of Uranium And Rare Earth Element Deposits Of The Bokan Mountain Granite Complex, Prince Of Wales Island, Southeastern Alaska Download G09AP00039 report
[PDF file, 32.7 MB ]
Craig J.R. Hart G09AP00038 Magmatic Signatures Of The Cretaceous Pebble Porphyry Mineralizing Event: Foundations For Exploration Targeting And Mineral Assessments For Concealed Mineralizing Systems  Not  available at this time (Due 1 July 2010)
Michael McKibben G09AP00037 Release Rates Of W And Li From Dissolution Of Common Ore Minerals In Aqueous Environments Download G09AP00037 report
[PDF file, 1.99 MB ]


Principal Investigator(S) Award Number Final Report Files Provided
John Dilles G10AP00052 Footprints of Porphyry Cu Deposits: Vectors to the Hydrothermal Center Using Mineral Mapping and Lithogeochemistry Download G10AP00052 report
[PDF file, 11.6 MB ]
Adriana Heimann G10AP00051 Major and Trace Element Composition of Zincian Spinel and Spessartine Garnet as Exploration Guides to and Indicators of the Genesis of Rare Element (Li, REEs) Granitic Pegmatites Download G10AP00051 report
[PDF file, 2 MB ]
William Lassetter G10AP00054 Stratigraphic Modeling for Concealed Phosphate Deposits in Virginia's Coastal Plain Download G10AP00054 report
[PDF file, 10.1 MB ]
Craig Lundstrom & Thomas Johnson G10AP00053 Using 238U/235U Analysis to Understand U Ore Deposit Formation at Redox Fronts Download G10AP00053 report
[PDF file, 667 KB]
Thomas Monecke G10AP00055 Development of New Mineralogical and Geochemical Vectors to Uranium Roll-front Deposits Not  available at this time (Due 25 Apr 2011)
LeeAnn Munk G10AP00056 Lithium Brine Resources:  A Predictive Exploration Model Download G10AP00056 report
[PDF file, 1 MB ]


Principal Investigator(S) Award Number Final Report Files Provided
Mark Barton G11AP20118 Studies of hydrothermal Fe oxide (± Cu, Au, Ag, U, P, REE, Co) systems
with a focus on SW North America
Not  available at this time (Due 30 Sept 2013)
Paul Jewell G11AP20050 LiDAR Identification of Hydrothermal Alteration Styles: A New Tool for Revealing Concealed Mineral Deposits Download G11AP20050 report (PDF file 1.59 MB)


Principal Investigator(s) Award Number Final Report Files Provided
John Cottle G12AP20049 Evaluating mechanisms for rare earth phosphate mineralization in Proterozoic gneiss, Music Valley, California Download G12AP20049 report (PDF file 3.30 MB)
Lang Farmer G12AP20052 Collaborative Research with the University of Nebraska and University of Colorado on the Age and Origin of the REE-Rich Elk Creek Carbonatite, Southeast Nebraska, USA Not  available at this time (Due 1 June 2014)
Richard M. Kettler and R. M. Joeckel G12AP20053 Collaborative Research with the University of Nebraska and University of Colorado on the Age and Origin of the REE-Rich Elk Creek Carbonatite, Southeast Nebraska, USA Not  available at this time (Due 1 July 2014)
Lin Ma and Lixin Jin G12AP20050 Systematic investigation of REE mobility and fractionation during continental shale weathering Download G12AP20050 report (PDF file 7.82 MB)
Virginia T. McLemore and Nelia Dunbar G12AP20051 Rare earth element (REE) potential and origin of the Cambrian-Ordovician syenites/episyenites in the Caballo and Burro Mountains, southern New Mexico Not  available at this time (Due 1 Mar 2014)
Paul G. Spry G12AP20054 Mineralogy and chemistry of tellurium in the hypogene and supergene environments Not  available at this time (Due 1 July 2014)


Principal Investigator(s) Award Number Final Report Files Provided
T. E. Graedel G14AP00059 Comprehensive Global and United States Cycles of Gallium, Germanium, Rhenium, and Tungsten in 2008 Download G14AP00059 report (PDF file 437 KB)

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