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Geochemical data for Colorado soils-Results from the 2006 state-scale geochemical survey

Data Series 520

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Abstract

In 2006, soil samples were collected at 960 sites (1 site per 280 square kilometers) throughout the state of Colorado. These samples were collected from a depth of 0-15 centimeters and, following a near-total multi-acid digestion, were analyzed for a suite of more than 40 major and trace elements. The resulting data set provides a baseline for the natural variation in soil geochemistry for Colorado and forms the basis for detecting changes in soil composition that might result from natural processes or anthropogenic activities. This report describes the sampling and analytical protocols used and makes available all the soil geochemical data generated in the study.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geochemical data for Colorado soils-Results from the 2006 state-scale geochemical survey
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
520
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description:
iv, 9 p.; 1 Table: 36 x 48.01 inches
Time Range Start:
2006-01-01
Time Range End:
2006-12-31
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y