さまざまな地域の地球化学図 [in Japanese] Geochemical maps of various areas [in Japanese]
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In our country, a project of geochemical mapping was begun and carried out by the Committee for Applied Geochemical Research, attached to the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Japan. The project was started in 1970 and continued until 1987. The first three years of the project were devoted to the basic research in elucidation and establishment of various methodologies, e.g., sampling, chemical analysis, data processing and visualization of processed data. In the remaining period of the project, the geochemical maps of different areas of Japan were constructed from the point of view of the exploration of mineral resources and geothermal energy. The maps were also useful for environmental studies. The geochemical map of the northern part of Akita Prefecture clearly shows a characteristic distribution of the Kuroko Deposits. Geochemical map of Inabe area, Mie Prefecture, provides information on the mineralization.
Chikyukagaku 25(2), 101-125, 1992
The Geochemical Society of Japan