Distribution of soil mercury and the development of soil mercury anomalies in the Yellowstone geothermal area, Wyoming

D. Phelps, P R Buseck

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Abstract

Partitioning of mercury into the vapor phase during subsurface boiling and subsequent separation of the vapor phase from the thermal waters are believed to be the major controls on the formation of soil Hg anomalies at Yellowstone. Geothermal exploration using soil Hg concentrations could be carried out on a local scale in Yellowstone but because of the narrow Hg anomalies would not be feasible on the regional scale. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-741
Number of pages12
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume75
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Economic Geology

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