Geochemistry of ground water

Economic Geology



The science of geochemistry is the study of the chemical composition of and actual or possible chemical changes in the crust of the earth. The subdivision of geochemistry concerned with ground water includes study of the nature and amounts of dissolved mineral matter in ground waters, the chemical and geologic changes that influence the kinds and amounts of substances carried in solution, and the chemical relationships between dissolved mineral matter in waters and minerals that make up the rocks in which the waters occur. As . thus defined, the field of geochemistry of ground water is very large. Although much work has been done in geochemistry in general, and in some phases of the geochemistry of ground water, the field remains to a large extent unexplored.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Geochemistry of ground water
Series title Economic Geology
DOI 10.2113/gsecongeo.45.1.72
Volume 45
Issue 10
Year Published 1950
Language English
Publisher Society of Economic Geologist
Description 10 p.
First page 72
Last page 81
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