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Maps of Metals in Stream Sediments

Many maps, such as the map of lead in stream sediments of Colorado, are useful for both resource evaluations and environmental assessments.

Map showing lead concentrations in Colorado stream sediments. This map of lead in Colorado stream sediments was generated with existing data from the National Geochemical Data Base. It shows the presence of a geochemical halo from the Colorado Mineral Belt and also the lead caused by industry in some cities. [12k] [20k]

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