Tellus Geochemistry - Topsoil

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The latest topsoils data from the Tellus project, managed by the Geological Survey Ireland.
The Topsoil (c.5–20 cm deep) samples were analysed for: Analytical Method: ICP(-OES/-MS) following aqua regia digestion; soil pH, soil loss-on-ignition at 450°C The survey was conducted on foot; samples were collected approx. every 4 sq km from. For more information please visit
The following elements were analysed: Aluminium, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Caesium, Calcium, Cerium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gallium, Germanium, Hafnium, Indium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lead, Lithium, Loss-on-ignition, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Niobium, pH, Phosphorus, Potassium, Rubidium, Scandium, Selenium, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Sulphur, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium (Al, B, Ba, Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, S, Sr, Ti, V, Zn, Zr, Ag, As, Be, Bi, Cd, Ce, Co, Cs, Ga, Ge, Hf, Hg, In, La, Lu, Mo, Mo, Pb, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sn, Ta, Tb, Te, Th, Tl, U, W, Y, Yb) The current coverage includes: Tellus Border survey block (2011-2013, Co Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth) Some elements have been merged with topsoil data from Northern Ireland conducted in the mid ninties and noughties.

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Theme Environment
Date updated 2019-05-14
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
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Language English
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Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM75 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29903)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "0", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Data quality control reports available in the publications section of the Geological Survey Ireland Website
Period of time covered (begin) 2011-01-18