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GBASE : baseline geochemical mapping of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Johnson, C.C.; Breward, N.; Ander, E.L.; Ault, L.. 2005 GBASE : baseline geochemical mapping of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Geochemistry : Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 5 (4). 347-357. 10.1144/​1467-7873/​05-070

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Abstract/Summary

The Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment is a long-established, high-resolution regional geochemical mapping project run by the British Geological Survey. A project initially stimulated by mineral exploration and to assist geological mapping has successfully evolved into a survey that has many environmental applications. Much of the current demand for surface geochemical data is driven by legislation. The geochemical mapping, originally based on the collection of drainage samples, has expanded to include soils and a further suite of determinands in stream waters. The methodology of the project and application of the baseline data are described and issues common to worldwide geochemical mapping programmes are discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1144/​1467-7873/​05-070
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Date made live: 15 May 2012 13:09
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/18055

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