Geochemistry is the chemical analysis of the composition and mechanisms of major geological systems such as Earth, using our knowledge of chemistry and its investigative tools. It has played a fundamental role in the growth of our understanding of Earth and, indeed, other bodies in the Solar System.
Analysis of the properties, distribution and migration of chemical substances and isotopes in a planetary body reveals much about its origins and active processes. The application of geochemical techniques is an increasingly important element of environmental research and has the potential to attract greater commercial interest.
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