Surface Geochemistry Samples (replacing GCHEM over time)

Surface Geochemistry Samples is derived from Minerals and Petroleum's SITES Oracle RDBMS. Data have been obtained from company reports of expired mineral Exploration and Mining Licences since 1965.

A surface sample is typically taken to comprise a sample taken from the weathered profile, and which is the only sample taken at that location. It may be a soil or it may be a sediment taken from an active stream bed. Though most soil samples are taken from the B- or C-horizon (approx. 10-40 cm depth) the dataset may, for example, include a sample taken from 2 m depth and obtained by augering. There is, thus, a continuum between surface geochemistry and boreholes datasets.

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Published (Metadata Record) 27/09/2023
Last updated 13/06/2024
Organisation Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Spatial Data
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