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Water 2010, 2(2), 217-238; doi:10.3390/w2020217

Multi-Element Analysis and Geochemical Spatial Trends of Groundwater in Rural Northern New York

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Geology Department, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617, USA
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Friends of Deer Creek, 132 Main St., Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
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Department of Geography, Miami University, 501 East High Street, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
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Elberty Geospatial Laboratory, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617, USA
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Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, Canada
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Received: 30 March 2010 / Revised: 20 May 2010 / Accepted: 20 May 2010 / Published: 28 May 2010
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Abstract

Samples from private wells (n = 169) throughout St. Lawrence County, NY were analyzed by ICP-MS multi-element techniques. St. Lawrence County spans three diverse bedrock terranes including Precambrian crystalline rocks of the Adirondack Lowlands (mostly paragneisses) and Highlands (mostly orthogneisses), as well as Paleozoic sedimentary rocks of the St. Lawrence Valley. An ArcGIS database was constructed and used to generate contour plots for elements across the county. Strontium isotopes and unique geochemical signatures were used to distinguish water from various geologic units. The results were consistent with a large (7,309 km2), sparsely populated (~110,000), rural region with diverse bedrock and glacial cover. View Full-Text
Keywords: geochemistry; groundwater; inductively coupled plasma—mass spectrometry; kriging interpolation; strontium isotopes; multi-element analysis geochemistry; groundwater; inductively coupled plasma—mass spectrometry; kriging interpolation; strontium isotopes; multi-element analysis
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O’Connor, M.; Zabik, M.; Cady, C.; Cousens, B.; Chiarenzelli, J. Multi-Element Analysis and Geochemical Spatial Trends of Groundwater in Rural Northern New York. Water 2010, 2, 217-238.

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