G-BASE : baseline geochemical mapping of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Johnson, C.C.; Breward, N.; Ander, E.L.; Ault, L.. 2005 G-BASE : baseline geochemical mapping of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Geochemistry : exploration, environment, analysis, 5 (4). 347-357.

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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 for 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
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Programmes: BGS Programmes > Chemical and Biological Hazards
Additional Keywords: geochemical mapping, soil, stream sediment, stream water, geochemistry
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 27 Sep 2007 12:23 +0 (UTC)

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