Geostatistical analysis of trace elements PXRF dataset of near-surface semi-arid soils from Central Botswana

Peter N. Eze, Valiant S. Mosokomani, Theophilus K. Udeigwe, Opeoluwa F. Oyedele, Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe

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Abstract

Geospatial dataset of trace elements including manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), titanium (Ti), rubidium (Rb), strontium (Sr), thorium (Th), Vanadium (V) and Zirconium (Zr) of near-surface soils in a Cu–Ni prospecting field at Airstrip North, Central Botswana were statistically analysed. Grid sampling method was used in the field data collection. The relatively new portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (Delta Premium, 510890, USA) technology in a “soil” mode was used to measure the concentrations of trace elements in the soils. The data presented was obtained from the average reading of two soil samples collected from same point but passed through sieves. Sequel to DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.08.026 (P.N. Eze, V.S. Mokosomani, T.K. Udeigwe, O.F. Oyedele, 2016) [1].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-770
Number of pages7
JournalData in Brief
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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