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Results of X-ray Diffraction for Clay Mineralogy from Field Samples near Hinkley, California

Metadata Updated: October 28, 2023

Splits of the less than 38 micron size fraction were processed to make oriented clay mounts and analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD) as part of a study examining the occurrence of chromium and natural and anthropogenic hexavalent Chromium, Cr(VI) in groundwater. Data will be used to estimate naturally-occurring background Cr(VI) concentrations upgradient, near the plume margins, and downgradient from a mapped Cr(VI) contamination plume near Hinkley, CA (Izbicki and Groover, 2016). These clay mineralogy XRD results are part of a data release including grain size distribution, photographic, and associated chemical and mineral analysis data for 36 sediment core and alluvium samples as well as select grains from magnetic and heavy mineral separates collected near Hinkley, CA. The cooperator for this study is the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Results are provided in this data release organized by analysis type.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023

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Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023
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