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A geochemical atlas of South Carolina — An example using data from the National Geochemical Survey

April 5, 2005

National Geochemical Survey data from stream-sediment and soil samples, which have been analyzed using consistent methods, were used to create maps, graphs, and tables that were assembled in a consistent atlas format that characterizes the distribution of major and trace chemical elements in South Carolina. Distribution patterns of the elements in South Carolina may assist mineral exploration, agriculture, waste-disposal-siting issues, health, environmental, and other studies. This atlas is an example of how data from the National Geochemical Survey may be used to identify general or regional patterns of elemental occurrences and to provide a snapshot of element concentration in smaller areas.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2005
Title A geochemical atlas of South Carolina — An example using data from the National Geochemical Survey
DOI 10.3133/ofr20041368
Authors David M. Sutphin
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2004-1368
Index ID ofr20041368
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization