biogeochemical methods

Keyword Definition

[biogeochemistry] A branch of geochemistry that deals with the effects of life processes on the distribution and fixation of chemical elements in the biosphere.

[biogeochemical prospecting] Geochemical exploration based on the chemical analysis of systematically sampled plants in a region, in order to detect biological concentrations of elements that might reflect hidden ore bodies.  The trace-element content of one or more plant organs is most often measured.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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