Citation

Cooper, M., de Caritat, P., Burton, G., Fidler, R., Green, G., House, E., Strickland, C., Tang, J. & Wygralak, A.S., 2010. National Geochemical Survey of Australia: Field Data. Record  2010/018. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

From 2007 to 2009, the National Geochemical Survey of Australia (NGSA) project collected sediment samples from 1315 sites located in 1186 catchments (~10 % of which were sampled in duplicate) from across Australia. Overbank sediments were chosen as sampling media, with a near-surface sample (Top Outlet Sediment, TOS, from 0-10 cm below the surface) and a bottom sample (Bottom Outlet Sediment, BOS, ~10 cm interval between approximately 60-80 cm below the surface) being collected. The sample sites were selected to be near outlets or spill points of large catchments, so that overbank sediments there could reasonably be assumed to represent well-mixed, fine-grained composite samples of all major rock and soil types present in the catchment. Sample sites and their corresponding sediment samples were subjected to a detailed description and the determination of bulk parameters in the field (texture, moist and dry colour, field pH). This is complemented by a series of laboratory measurements and analyses reported elsewhere. This report documents the complete field dataset and discusses the pH and soil colour data that were collected in the field. At the time of writing, field pH and colour are the only datasets available for all sites. Maps are presented showing the spatial distribution of these data in both TOS and BOS samples. These data will be the basis of further interpretative work.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 168.0 West bound 96.0 South bound -44.0
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2010

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soils
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