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TitleEnvironmental geochemistry and geochemical hazards
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AuthorKnight, R D; Klassen, R A
SourceA synthesis of geological hazards in Canada; by Brooks, G R (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 548, 2001 p. 227-230, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/212221 (Open Access)
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Year2001
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.geochemical, Mercury distribution, 1:12,500,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Brooks, G R; (2001). A synthesis of geological hazards in Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 548
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada
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Subjectsenvironmental geology; geochemistry; geochemical interpretations; geochemical surveys; geochemical analyses; environmental analysis; environmental impacts; mercury geochemistry; soil geochemistry; acid rain; cadmium geochemistry; lake sediment geochemistry; stream sediment geochemistry; groundwater geochemistry; glaciation; trace metals; gamma-ray surveying; smelters; health hazards; geological hazards; emissions
Illustrationssketch maps; plots; photographs; block diagrams; cross-sections
Released2001 04 01
AbstractEnvironmental geochemistry is concerned with the abundance, distribution, and mobility of elements at the Earth's surface. It is important for land use management and health protection because Earth surface geochemistry affects life. Through regional surveys and detailed studies, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) provides the key geoscience basis for managing environmental issues. This work shows the natural distributions and concentrations of elements for much of Canada. It tells us about their bedrock origins, mineral hosts, and chemical forms, and the dispersal processes associated with their distribution in the landscape. Natural background variations shown by GSC maps can be used to identify areas of potential geochemical hazard and to distinguish between natural and industrial sources. This synthesis shows the application of geoscience research to environmental geochemistry.
GEOSCAN ID212221