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Preliminary results of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, northeast United States and Maritime Provinces of Canada

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Abstract

The results of a soil geochemical survey of the Canadian Maritime provinces and the northeast states of the United States are described. The data presented are for the <2-mm fraction of the surface layer (0-5 cm depth) and C horizons of the soil. Elemental determinations were made by ICP-MS following two digestions, aqua regia (partial dissolution) and a strong 4-acid mixture (near-total dissolution). The preliminary results show that Hg and Pb exhibit elevated abundances in the surface layer, while As and Ni exhibit abundances that can be attributed to the geological provenance of the soil parent materials.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Preliminary results of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, northeast United States and Maritime Provinces of Canada
Volume
2
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Association of Applied Geochemists
Publisher location:
Nepean, ON
Contributing office(s):
Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
24th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium
First page:
729
Last page:
732