Contaminant distribution in soil
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Arsenic (As)
Cadmium (Cd)
Copper (Cu)
Nickel (Ni)
Lead (Pb)
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Superficial deposits (1:625,000 scale)
Bedrock geology (1:625,000 scale)
Bedrock geology and Superficial deposits (1:625,000 scale)

Move around the map by left-clicking and dragging the mouse in the direction you wish to travel. To zoom in or out of the map, use the vertical slider on the left of the map. Alternatively, you can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out of the map.

Change current element/geology

Click on the 'Current element' or 'Current geology' drop-down buttons and select from the list of available elements and geology layers.

View a key for the current element

Click on the 'Element Key' button to see a key for the current element.

Query the visible geology

Click on the map to return descriptions of the geology shown at that location. Clicking on the description will open the BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units, providing further information.

Change the basemap

Click on the 'Switch Basemap' button to choose from a list of available basemaps, including street maps and aerial photographs.

Change layer transparency

Use the horizontal sliders on the bottom of the map to alter the transparency of the current element or the geology layer(s).

Further information

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