The Geochemical Atlas of Sweden is a national compilation of till geochemistry which shows elements’ natural background concentrations and their spatial distribution in Sweden. The Geological Survey of Sweden has compiled this geochemical atlas because of the increased demand for knowledge of metals and other elements in the environment.

The book contains maps for 66 elements and pH in till supported by geochemical maps of grazing land (from the GEMAS project) and 14 biogeochemical maps (aquatic plants, SGU database). Detailed map descriptions in Swedish and English follow each map and statistical results are presented as tables in the attachment. The natural background concentrations have been calculated for all Swedish counties.

The book also contains background information about Swedish geology, mineralisations and geographic conditions.

The geochemical atlas has a wide range of applications, e.g. in spatial planning including land-use, environmental monitoring, epidemiology, forensic medicine, research, mineral exploration and crisis management.

The complete book (91 MB) and each chapter separately can be downloaded from SGU website

Data and tables can downloaded from:

Single maps and descriptions are available on: