DNR Report 376: 2010; Minnesota Lake Sediment Geochemistry Surveys

This report and data centers around the compilation of GIS geochemistry datasets from both the MN DNR lake and stream sediment survey & the U.S. Steel lake and stream sediment collection. The data was spatially digitized from MN DNR lake sediment survey reports and a set of 1970's vintage lake sediment survey maps that were donated to MN DNR by RGGS Lands and Minerals, Inc. as part of the U.S. Steel Collection. The data represent reconnaissance scale sediment sampling, and, in some areas, higher density sampling of reconnaissance anomalies.

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Report 376: Minnesota Lake Sediment Geochemistry Surveys
(73 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, 10.5 mb)
Author: Dave Dahl

Report 376 Appendix A: Appendix A
(4 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, 212 kb)
Author: Dave Dahl

Location map of lake and stream sediment surveys

Locator Map

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Zoomed in detailed map of lake and stream sediment samples near Aitkin, Minnesota

Extract of geochemistry copper values (ppm) for portion of east-central Minnesota.  Circle symbols from MN DNR lake sediment surveys and triangle symbols from donated U.S. Steel lake sediment surveys.

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GIS data compiled from MN DNR Collection (130 kb .zip)
GIS data compiled from U.S. Steel Collection (138 kb .zip)


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Matt Carter, Mineral Potential Supervisor
MN DNR - Lands and Minerals
1525 Third Avenue East
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
tel. (218) 231-8445
[email protected]

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