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Spatial Variation of Heavy Metals Within Surficial Sediments of Subtropical Coastal Plain, Bells Creek Catchment, Southeast Queensland, Australia

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Thesisfinalpasted Trace Metal Geochemistry and Weathering Mineralogy in a Quaternary Coastal Plain, Bells Creek Catchment, Pumicestone Passage, Southeast Queensland, Australia Tania Liaghati Bachelor of Science (University of Urmia, Iran) Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology) Master of Environmental Science (Griffith University) School of Natural Resource Sciences A thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the Queensland University of Technology 2004 ii STATEMENT OF ORIGINAL AUTHORSHIP The work contained in this thesis has not been previously submitted for a degree or diploma at any other higher education institution. To the best of my knowledge and belief, the thesis contains no material previously published or written by another person except where due reference is made. Signed Date iii TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT............................................................................................................... vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ........................................................................................ ix PUBLICATIONS COMPRISING PhD STUDY..................................................... x CONFERENCE SUBMISSION............................................................................... xi INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................... 1 LITERATURE REVIEW.......................................................................................... 8 A BACKGROUND TO GEOCHEMISTRY ........................................................... 9 WEATHERING OF THE BEDROCK .................................................................. 11 INTRODUCTION.................................................................

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