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The collection of drainage samples for environmental analyses from active stream channels

Johnson, C.C.; Flight, D.M.A.; Ander, E.L.; Lister, T.R.; Breward, N.; Fordyce, F.M.; Nice, S.E.. 2008 The collection of drainage samples for environmental analyses from active stream channels. In: De Vivo, Benedetto; Belkin, Harvey E; Lima, Annamaria, (eds.) Environmental geochemistry: site characterization, data analysis and case histories. Oxford, UK, Elsevier, 59-92.

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Abstract/Summary

The collection of drainage samples from active stream channels for geochemical mapping is now a well-established procedure that has readily been adapted for environmental studies. This account details the sampling methods used by the British Geological Survey in order to establish a geochemical baseline for the land area of Great Britain. This involves the collection of stream sediments, waters and panned heavy mineral concentrates for inorganic chemical analysis. The methods have been adapted and used in many different environments around the world. Detailed sampling protocols are given and sampling strategy, equipment and quality control are discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/B978-0-444-53159-9.00004-8
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Environment and Health
ISBN: 9780444531599
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Output from the BGS Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment (G-BASE) Project
Additional Keywords: geochemistry, baseline, stream sediment, stream water, sampling
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 21 Sep 2007 13:29
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/879

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