From geochemical prospecting to international geochemical mapping: a historical overview

@article{Garrett2008FromGP,
  title={From geochemical prospecting to international geochemical mapping: a historical overview},
  author={Robert G. Garrett and Clemens Reimann and D.B. Smith and X. Xie},
  journal={Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={205 - 217}
}
This paper provides a history of the development of regional geochemical mapping. Modern geochemistry was born in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, and the basic methodologies for regional mapping had been developed by the late 1960s, with important extensions being made in the 1980s. The paper records the development of regional geochemical surveys, or mapping, in the context of spatial scale and transition from a mineral exploration and resource assessment tool to an environmental mapping… 

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