Concentrations of lithium in 912 samples of soils and other regoliths from sites approximately 50 miles apart throughout the United States are represented on a map by symbols showing five ranges of values. A histogram of the lithium concentrations is also given. The geometric mean lithium concentration is 20.4 ppm (parts per million) for all samples, 17.3 ppm for samples from the Eastern United States, and 23.3 ppm for samples from the Western United States. Cadmium concentrations were less than 1 ppm in all but 11 of the 912 samples. Ten of these 11 samples contained from 1 to 1.5 ppm cadmium; one sample contained 10 ppm cadmium.
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Lithium in surficial materials of the conterminous United States and partial data on cadmium