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Geochemical Atlas of Jamaica (1995)

This first Geochemical Atlas of Jamaica reports on the initial stages of the examination of the geochemistry of 165 samples of Jamaican soils collected over the onshore area of 10 991 km2. The Atlas details:

  • The sample types, sampling methods and sample treatments used for regional geochemical studies in the Jamaican environment
  • The analytical methods used for soils, rocks, stream sediments, and water
  • The distribution in surface soils of thirty-two elements: Al, As, Br, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Dy, Eu, Fe, Hf, Hg, I, La, Lu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Pb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Sr, Th, Ti, U, V, Yb and Zn
  • The distribution in surface soils of pH and gamma radiation
  • Data on surface and underground waters, including nitrate, phosphate, Na and heavy metals, plus the metals: Al, Cd, Co, Cr, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn