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A mineral reconnaissance survey of the Doon-Glenkens area, southwest Scotland

By J. Dawson, J.D. Floyd, P.R. Philip, A.J. Burley, J.M. Allsop, J.R.P. Bennett, G.R. Marsden, R.C. Leake and M.J. Brown


An integratedr econnaissancseu rveyw as carriedo ut over 600 km*\ud of Lower Palaeozoics edimentsa nd Caledoniang ranitesi n south-west\ud Scotland.\ud Airbornee lectromagneti(cI PI)m,a gnetic,a nd radiometrics urveys\ud were made over three sectorso f the projecta rea consideredo n available\ud geologicale videncet o offer environmentsf avourablet o mineralisation.\ud The B-4a nd magnetics urveyss howedp rominenta momaliesa ssociatedw ith\ud belts of black shales and a number of these are currently under\ud examination.\ud metric survey\ud ground survey\ud of the spatialr elationshipso f the major granitep lutons.\ud Field and geochemicals urveysl ed to the discoveryo f many new\ud No significanta nomaliesw ere indicatedb y the radioand\ud no importantr adioactivem ineralisatiowna s found in\ud follow-up. The gravity survey has improved the knowledge\ud mineralp rospects. Gold, not previouslyr eportedi n the projecta rea,\ud was shown by panningt o have a wide distributiona nd severali nteresting\ud copper,l ead, zinc, molybdenuma nd tungsteno ccurrencesh ave been found

Publisher: Institute of Geological Sciences
Year: 1977
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:10675

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