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

Johnson, Christopher C.; Flight, Dee M.A.; Ander, E. Louise; Lister, Thomas R.; Breward, Neil; Fordyce, Fiona M.; Nice, Sarah E.; Knights, Kate V.. 2017 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 2nd ed. Oxford, UK, Elsevier, 45-78.

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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
ISBN: 9780444637635
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 03 Oct 2017 12:40 +0 (UTC)

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