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Hydrogeological classification of superficial clays: apparent resistivity measurements from the Garboldisham, Norfolk pilot study area

Busby, J.P.; Peart, R.J.; Meldrum, P.I.; Beamish, D.. 1995 Hydrogeological classification of superficial clays: apparent resistivity measurements from the Garboldisham, Norfolk pilot study area. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 51pp. (Technical Report WN/95/011) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Three types of apparent resistivity measurements have been undertaken at the Garboldisham pilot study area in Norfolk in support of the superficial clays programme. Resistivity soundings have established the intrinsic resistivities for the strata encountered. Cover sand (possibly mixed with glacial sand) ofresistivities 100 - 200 ohm.m overlies till ofresistivities 22 - 32 ohm.m which lies directly on chalk of resistivities 65 - 85 ohm.m. At the sounding sites, depth to chalk is in the range 11 - 15 m. Azimuthal apparent resistivity measurements were made in an attempt to identify fracture sets within the till and to establish the degree of fracturing between measurement sites. These fracture sets will have an important influence on the hydrogeological regime. At only two of the five sites investigated was a fracture trend recognised and this had an orientation of 210-225 degrees. There was an indication of a change in the intensity of fracturing between the two sites. The results indicate that there is either a lack of fracturing with a consistent trend within the till or that there is an insufficient resistivity contrast between the conductive till and the fractures. Detailed dipole-dipole apparent resistivity measurements undertaken with the BGS RESCAN system were able to map the thickness ofcover sand over a suspected sand channel. The sand body has a north - south orientation with a variable depth to the till surface. Maximum depths are up to two metres. The effectiveness of the resistivity technique for mapping sand lying on till has been demonstrated in this study.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: NERC British Geolgical Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 04 Sep 2017 12:09 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/517677

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