Mercury Vapor At Kilauea East Rift Area (Thomas, 1986)

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Exploration Activity: Mercury Vapor At Kilauea East Rift Area (Thomas, 1986)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Area
Exploration Technique Mercury Vapor
Activity Date
Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

The sampling network for soil mercury concentrations undertaken by Cox (1981) identified a complicated pattern of mercury concentrations throughout the lower Puna area (Fig. 60). The highest soil mercury concentrations found were generally located within the rift zone, but an analysis of the data showed that soil type and soil pH also had a marked impact on mercury concentration. Making corrections for these effects improved the correspondence between the surface geological expression of the rift zone and the mercury concentrations observed; interpretation of the "fine structure" of the mercury concentrations in terms of the detailed structure of the rift zone did not, however, appear to be K793feasible.


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