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A Bibliography of Publications by the USGS Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, 2010-2011

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U.S. Geological Survey publications: Scientific Investigations Reports | Circulars| Digital Data Series | Professional Papers |Maps | Fact sheets | Open-file reports
Outside publications: Papers | Abstracts


The bibliography is a listing of publications that were authored or co-authored by scientists in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Eastern Mineral Resources Science Center in 2010. They were initially listed as Recent Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, which is available on-line at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/recentpubs.jsp. For information on how to order USGS publications, please call 1-888-ASK-USGS or go to http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/.


U.S. Geological Survey publications:

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Scientific Investigations Reports (SIRs)

Gough, L.P., and Day, W.C., eds., 2010, Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada—Results of a 5-Year Project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5289, 148 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5289/

Hammarstrom, J.M., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Ludington, S.D., Gray, F., Drenth, B.J., Cendejas-Cruz, F., Espinosa, E., Pérez-Segura, E., Valencia-Moreno, M., Rodríguez-Castañeda, L., and Zürcher, L. 2010, Global mineral resource assessment; porphyry copper assessment of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–A, 176 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/a/.

John, D.A., Ayuso, R.A., Barton, M.D., Blakely, R.J., Bodnar, R.J., Dilles, J.H., Gray, Floyd, Graybeal, F.T., Mars, J.C., McPhee, D.K., Seal, R.R., Taylor, R.D., and Vikre, P.G., 2010, Porphyry copper deposit model, chap. B of Mineral deposit models for resource assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5070–B, 169 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5070/b/.

Long, K.R., Van Gosen, B.S., Foley, N.K., and Cordier, Daniel, 2010, The principal rare earth elements deposits of the United States—A summary of domestic deposits and a global perspective: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5220, 96 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5220/.

Schuenemeyer, J.H., Zientek, M.L, and Box, S.E., 2011, Global Mineral Resource Assessment-Aggregation of estimated numbers of undiscovered deposits-an R-script with an example from the Chu Sarysu Basin, Kazakhtan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5090-B, 13 p. Available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/b/ .

Seal, R.R., II, Kiah, R.G., Piatak, N.M., Besser, J.M., Coles, J.F., Hammarstrom, J.M., Argue, D.M., Levitan, D.M., Deacon, J.R., and Ingersoll, C.G., 2010, Aquatic assessment of the Ely Copper Mine Superfund site, Vershire, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5084, 131 p. (available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5084/)

Woodruff, L.G., Weaver, T.L., and Cannon, W.F., 2010, Environmental baseline study of the Huron River Watershed, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5121, 64 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5121/.


Digital Data Series

Woodruff, L.G., Cannon, W.F., Knightes, C.D., Chapelle, F.H., Bradley, P.M., Burns, D.A., Brigham, M.E., and Lowery, M.A., 2010, Total mercury, methylmercury, and selected elements in soils of the Fishing Brook watershed, Hamilton County, New York, and the McTier Creek watershed, Aiken County, South Carolina, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 516, 10 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/516/

Fact sheets 

Boland, M.A., and Kropschot, S.J., 2011, Cobalt—For strength and color: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3081, 2 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3081/.

Doebrich, Jeff, 2009, Copper–A Metal for the Ages: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3031, 4 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3031/.

Kropschot, S.J., 2010, Molybdenum-A Key Component of Metal Alloys: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3106, one 2-sided page. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3106/.

Kropschot, S.J., and Doebrich, Jeff, 2010, Chromium—Makes stainless steel stainless: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3089, 2 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3089/.

Kropschot, S.J., and Doebrich, J.L., 2011, Lead—Soft and easy to cast: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3045, 2 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3045/.

Kropschot, S.J., and Doebrich, J.L., 2011, Zinc—The key to preventing corrosion: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3016, 2 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3016/.

Peters, S.G., 2011, Summaries and data packages of important areas for mineral investment and production opportunities in Afghanistan: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3108, 4 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3108 .

Seal, R.R., and Ayuso, R.A., 2011, Understanding processes affecting mineral deposits in humid environments: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3105, 6 p., available only at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3105/.

Open-file reports

Dusel-Bacon, Cynthia, Slack, J.F., Koenig, A.E., Foley, N.K., Oscarson, R.L., and Gans, K.D., 2011, Whole-rock and sulfide-mineral geochemical data for samples from volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of the Bonnifield district, east-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1171, 43 p. and data tables. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1171/

Foley, N.K., Seal, R.R., II, Piatak, N.M., and Hetland, B.R., 2010, An occurrence model for the national assessment of volcanogenic beryllium deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1195, 4 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1195/

Schulte, R.F., Taylor, R.D., Piatak, N.M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2010, Stratiform chromite deposit model: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1232, 7 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ofr/2010/1232/.

Schulz, K.J., Chandler, V.W., Nicholson, S.W., Piatak, N., Seal, R.R., II, Woodruff, L.G., Zientek, M.L., 2010, Magmatic sulfide-rich nickel-copper deposits related to picrite and (or) tholeiitic basalt dike-sill complexes—A preliminary deposit model: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1179, 25 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1179/.

Tucker, R.D., Peters, S.G., Schulz, K.J., Renaud, K.M., Stettner, W.R., Masonic, L.M., and Packard, P.H., comps., 2011, Geologic map of the Khanneshin carbonatite complex, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, modified from the 1976 original map compilation of V.G. Cheremytsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1244, one sheet, scale 1:10,000. Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1244/.


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Outside publications


Baer, D.R., Grosz, A.E., Ilton, E.S., Krupka, K.M., Liu, J., Penn, R.L. , and Pepin, A., 2010, Separation, characterization and initial reaction studies of magnetite particles from Hanford sediments: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (journal), in press for 2010. Accessible online through www.elsevier.com/locate/pce.

Baldridge, A. M., S. J. Hook, J. K. Crowley, G. M. Marion, J. S. Kargel, J. L. Michalski, B. J. Thomson, C. R. de Souza Filho, N. T. Bridges, and A. J. Brown, 2009, Contemporaneous deposition of phyllosilicates and sulfates: Using Australian acidic saline lake deposits to describe geochemical variability on Mars, in Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 36, L19201, 6 pages.

Bekker, Andrey, and John F. Slack, Noah Planavsky, Bryan Krape, Axel Hofmann, Kurt O. Konhauser and Olivier J. Rouxel, 2010, Iron Formation: The Sedimentary Product of a Complex Interplay among Mantle, Tectonic, Oceanic, and Biospheric Processes, in Economic Geology, May 2010, v. 105, no. 3, p. 467-508. A digital supplement to this paper is available at http://www.geoscienceworld.org/ .

Bove, M. A.; Ayuso, R. A.; De Vivo, B.; Lima, A.; Albanese, S., 2011, Geochemical and isotopic study of soils and waters from an Italian contaminated site: Agro Aversano (Campania): in Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 109, p. 38 - 50.

Cannon,W.F., Schulz,K.J., Horton, J. Wright, Jr., and Kring,David A. , 2010, The Sudbury impact layer in the Paleoproterozoic iron ranges of northern Michigan, USA: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, no. 1-2, p. 50-75.

DiMartino, C.; Forni, F.; Frezzotti, M. L.; Palmeri, R.; Webster, J. D.; Ayuso, R. A.; Lucchi, F.; Tranne, C. A., 2011, Formation of cordierite-bearing lavas during anatexis in the lower crust beneath Lipari Island (Aeolian arc, Italy): in Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162: 1011 - 1030.

Drew, Lawrence J., Grunsky, Eric C., Sutphin, David M., and Woodruff, Laurel G., 2010, Multivariate analysis of the geochemistry and mineralogy of soils along two contnental-scale transects in North America: in Science of The Total Environment, Volume 409, Issue 1, 1 December 2010, Pages 218-227.

Grezzi, G.; Ayuso, R. A.; De Vivo, B.; Lima, A.; Albanese, S., 2011, Lead isotopes in soils and groundwaters as tracers of the impact of human activities on the surface environment: The Domizio-Flegreo Littoral (Italy) case study: in Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 109: 51 - 58.

Kimura, M.; Grossman, J. N.; Weisberg, M. K., 2011, Fe-Ni metal and sulfide minerals in CM chondrites- an indicator for thermal history:  in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 46: 431 - 442

Long, Keith, Drew, Lawrence, Schuenemeyer, John, and Sutphin, David, 2010, The Tract Aggregation Problem in Probabilistic Mineral Resource Assessment: IAMG 2010, Budapest, 29 Aug - 2 Sept, 2010, 11p.

Mars, John C., and Rowan, Lawrence C., 2010, Spectral assessment of new ASTER SWIR surface reflectance data products for spectroscopic mapping of rocks and minerals: in Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 114, Issue 9, 15 September 2010, pages 2011-2025.

Mars, J. C., and Rowan, L. C., 2011, ASTER spectral analysis and lithologic mapping of the Khanneshin carbonatite volcano, Afghanistan: Geosphere, 7: 276 - 289.

Piatak, N.M., and Seal, R.R., II, 2010, Mineralogy and the release of trace elements from slag from the Hegeler Zinc smelter, Illinois (USA): Applied Geochemistry, v. 25, p. 302-320.

Ribeiro da Luz, Beatriz, and Crowley, James K., 2010, Identification of plant species by using high spatial and spectral resolution thermal infrared (8.0–13.5 μm) imagery : in Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 114, Issue 2, 15 February 2010, Pages 404-413.

Rubin, A.E., and Grossman, J.N., 2010, Meteorite and meteoroid: New comprehensive definitions, in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 45, no. 1 (Feb 2010), p. 114-122.

Slack, John F., and Trumbull, Robert B., 2011, Tourmaline as a Recorder of Ore-Forming Processes: in ELEMENTS, October 2011, v. 7, no. 5, p. 321-326.

Smith, David B., Cannon, William F., Woodruff, Laurel G., 2011, A national-scale geochemical and mineralogical survey of soils of the conterminous United States: in Applied Geochemistry, Volume 26, Supplement, June 2011, Pages S250–S255.

Sutphin, D. M.; Renaud, K. M.; Drew, L. J., 2011, An Analysis of the Published Mineral Resource Estimates of the Haji-Gak Iron Deposit, Afghanistan:  in Natural Resources Research, 20: 329 - 353.

Tappa, Michael, Ayuso, Robert, Bodnar, Robert J., Aylor, Joseph G. Jr, and Wooden, Joe, 2010, Geochronological Constraints on the Origin of the Coles Hill Uranium Deposit, Virginia: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section and Southeastern Section Joint Meeting,13-16 March 2010; GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 1, Abstract #36-9.

Tappa, M., Bodnar, R.J., Ayuso, R.A., Aylor, J.G., Jr, Wooden, J.L., and Vazquez, J.A., 2010, Zircon U/Pb geochronology of host rock and mineralization at the Coles Hill uranium deposit, Virginia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, Paper no. 228-9.

Trumbull, R.B., Slack, J.F., Krienitz, M.-S., Belkin, H.E., and Wiedenbeck, M., 2011, Fluid sources and metallogenesis in the Blackbird Co–Cu–Au–Bi–Y–REE district, Idaho, U.S.A.: constraints from chemical and boron isotopic variations in tourmaline: Canadian Mineralogist, v. 49, p. 225 - 244.

Woodruff, Laurel G., and Cannon, William F., 2010, Immediate and Long-Term Fire Effects on Total Mercury in Forests Soils of Northeastern Minnesota: in Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44 (14), pp 5371-5376.

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Balistrieri, Laurie S., Seal, Robert R. II, Pribil, Michael J., and Piatak, Nadine M., 2011, The Geochemical Cycling of Cu, Fe, and Zn in a Meromictic, Marine Pit Lake, Callahan Mine Superfund Site, Maine, USA:  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 175.

Cannon, William F., Schulz, Klaus, and Woodruff, Laurel, 2011, The 1.1 GA Midcontinent Rift in the Lake Superior Region: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 227.

Chou, I-Ming, Lu, Wanjun, Chi, Guoxiang, Yuan, Shunda, Song, Yucai, DING, Junying, NI, Pei, and Burruss, Robert C., 2011, Calibrating Raman Spectroscopic Systems For Quantitative Analysis of Geological Fluids Using Standards Prepared in Fused Silica Capillaries: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 232.

Levitan, Denise M. , Schreiber, Madeline E., Seal, Robert R. II, Bodnar, Robert J., and Aylor, Joseph G. Jr, 2011, Characterization of Stream Waters in the Vicinity of the Undeveloped Coles Hill Uranium Deposit, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 175.

Nicholson, Suzanne W., and Schulz, Klaus, 2011, Geochemical Evolution of 1.1 GA Midcontinent Rift Magmatism: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 228.

Woodruff, Laurel G., Cannon, William F., and Smith, David B., 2011, Distribution of Trace and Potentially Toxic Elements in Soils at the National Scale – the USGS Geochemical Landscapes Project: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 121.



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