Arsenic in soil

Dataset description

THIS DATASET HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN **This dataset was created for the "Britain beneath our feet" atlas using information extracted from the Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) For The UK . For Arsenic in soil data please see Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) For The UK ** Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) coverage for arsenic in soil. The G-BASE programme involves systematic sampling and the determination of chemical elements in samples of stream sediment, stream water and, locally, soil, to build up a picture of the surface chemistry of the UK. The average sample density for stream sediments and water is about one site per 1.5-2km square. Analytical precision is high with strict quality control to ensure countrywide consistency. Results have been standardised to ensure seamless joins between geochemical sampling campaigns. The data provide baseline information on the natural abundances of elements, against which anomalous values due to such factors as mineralisation and industrial contamination may be compared. Published in Britain beneath our feet atlas.


Data sold under licence. Copyright control.

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276

Associated dataset(s)

G-BASE (Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment) for south west England - stream sediments and shallow (5-20cm) soils

Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) For The UK.

Geochemical Baseline Survey Of The Environment (G-BASE) For UK Soils In Urban Areas.

Map based index (GeoIndex) profile soil

Map based index (GeoIndex) stream sediment

Map based index (GeoIndex) stream water

Map based index (GeoIndex) top soil

Map based index (GeoIndex) urban geochemical reports

Metal Speciation And Bioavailability For Risk Assessment And Remediation.

Results from geochemical surveys in urban areas

Results from the regional geochemical mapping of Britain

Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Various digital formats ; Version:Current BGS version
Microsoft Excel; Version:Current BGS version
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Frequency of update not planned
Start of capture {ts '2004-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2004-01-01 00:00:00'} 2004
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords ARSENIC
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System OSGB 1936 / British National Grid [27700]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 54.1
East boundary  : 0.76
South boundary : 50.37
West boundary  : -4.69
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 7th June 2018
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.