The DNR has conducted a geochemical survey on public lands in the International Falls area, Koochiching County, Minnesota. A total of 110 shallow soil samples were collected in Autumn, 2010 within grids located on or near an accessible fault-bound greenstone terrane that is part of the Archean Superior Province. These samples were shipped to ALS Chemex for independent analysis of major and trace element concentrations. ALS Chemex provided DNR with a laboratory report on January 20, 2011.
The geochemical sample grids are all located on lands under consideration for inclusion within an upcoming April, 2011 Public Lease Offering by the State of Minnesota.
Display or download the open-file report released on July 3, 2012:
Open-File Report, Project 385: Geochemical Soil Survey in an Archean Granite-Greenstone Terrane, International Falls Area, Koochiching County, Minnesota (8.5 x 11, 125 pages, 31 MB)
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For more information:
Project Leader - Don Elsenheimer, Ph.D
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4045
A zip file that includes all of the following files (project385_data020111.zip):
The following presentation is released as a pdf: