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 tellus.ie.
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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