NATURAL CONCENTRATIONS OF Hg IN THE YELLOWSTONE AND COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELDS.

David W. Phelps, P R Buseck

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Abstract

New data from Yellowstone National Park and Coso Hot Springs, Inyo County, California, show anomalous concentrations of Hg in soils, rocks and hot spring deposits from these thermal regions. Mercury analysis of soil samples were performed using a field portable, thin-gold film detector. The results of the study show that natural background concentrations of Hg in rocks and soils from Yellowstone and Coso are quite low. However, near thermal areas the concentration of Hg in both rocks and soils is considerably higher than background levels. The preferential concentration of Hg in soil samples relative to rock samples from the same locality shows that soils are best suited for the detection of Hg anomalies associated with geothermal activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationDavis, Calif
PublisherGeotherm Resour Counc (Trans, v 2)
Pages521-522
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes
EventGeotherm Resour Counc, Annu Meet, Geotherm Energy - A Novelty Becomes Resour - Hilo, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1978Jul 27 1978

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OtherGeotherm Resour Counc, Annu Meet, Geotherm Energy - A Novelty Becomes Resour
CityHilo, HI, USA
Period7/25/787/27/78

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Geothermal fields
Soils
Rocks
Hot springs
Deposits
Gold
Detectors

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Phelps, D. W., & Buseck, P. R. (1978). NATURAL CONCENTRATIONS OF Hg IN THE YELLOWSTONE AND COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELDS. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 521-522). Davis, Calif: Geotherm Resour Counc (Trans, v 2).

NATURAL CONCENTRATIONS OF Hg IN THE YELLOWSTONE AND COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELDS. / Phelps, David W.; Buseck, P R.

Unknown Host Publication Title. Davis, Calif : Geotherm Resour Counc (Trans, v 2), 1978. p. 521-522.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Phelps, DW & Buseck, PR 1978, NATURAL CONCENTRATIONS OF Hg IN THE YELLOWSTONE AND COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELDS. in Unknown Host Publication Title. Geotherm Resour Counc (Trans, v 2), Davis, Calif, pp. 521-522, Geotherm Resour Counc, Annu Meet, Geotherm Energy - A Novelty Becomes Resour, Hilo, HI, USA, 7/25/78.
Phelps DW, Buseck PR. NATURAL CONCENTRATIONS OF Hg IN THE YELLOWSTONE AND COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELDS. In Unknown Host Publication Title. Davis, Calif: Geotherm Resour Counc (Trans, v 2). 1978. p. 521-522
Phelps, David W. ; Buseck, P R. / NATURAL CONCENTRATIONS OF Hg IN THE YELLOWSTONE AND COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELDS. Unknown Host Publication Title. Davis, Calif : Geotherm Resour Counc (Trans, v 2), 1978. pp. 521-522
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