Chemical Analyses of Soils and Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous United States
Entry ID: USGS_SOIL_CHEMISTRY

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Summary
Abstract: The following abstract was taken from the the Chemical Analyses of Soils and
Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous United States Metadata, written
by David B. Smith, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver,
Colorado. This metadata may be viewed in HTML at
http://minerals.usgs.gov/.

ABSTRACT
This data set contains geochemical data from soils and other regoliths
collected and ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: This site contains a United States and Global maps that
coordinates geologic, geochemical, geophysical, lithologic,
mineral deposit, and geographic data. It is a combination of
several data sets including the one described above. The data
sets for a particular point on the map may be viewed by clicking
on that point. The data sets may be downloaded in their
entirety by going to http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sddpftp.html.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 49.0   S: 25.0   E: -67.0   W: -125.0
Min Depth: 0 CM Max Depth: 20 CM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Boerngen, Josephine G., Shacklett, Hansford T.
Dataset Title: Chemical Analyses of Soils and Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous United States
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 81-197
Dataset Release Date: 1981
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: 81-197
Data Presentation Form: Tabular data
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1958-01-01
Stop Date: 1976-01-01
Quality Forty-six elements were analyzed using various methods. The accuracy of this
data is dependant upon the analytical method and the concentration of the
element being measured. In addition, the analyses were performed in the mid
1960's to late 1970's during which some of the analytical techniques improved.
However, all methods involved with this study were designed to give the total
contents of the element analyzed, and, therefore, earlier measurements are
comparable to those performed later.
Access Constraints NONE
Use Constraints The data set should be properly cited.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Spatial Data, Mineral Resource Program, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: TOM KRESS
Phone: 703-648-6328
Email: thkress at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Mineral Resources
U.S. Geological Survey
954 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC (WWW)
Distribution Size: 128 Kbytes
Distribution Format: ArcView Shapefile
Fees: NONE
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-648-6051
Fax: 703-648-6057
Email: bjohnson at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
954 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Publications/References
Boerngen, Josephine G., and Shacklette, Hansford T., 1981, Chemical
Analyses of Soils and Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous
United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-197,
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-01-31
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