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Minerals information GIS for regional development and inward investment in Northern Highlands of Scotland

Colman, T.; Rollin, K.; McEvoy, F.; Smith, R.; Benham, A.; Gunn, A.; Shaw, M.. 2003 Minerals information GIS for regional development and inward investment in Northern Highlands of Scotland. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 122pp. (CR/03/034N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The principal aim of this project, funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is to stimulate exploration for metalliferous minerals in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, thereby promoting inward investment, job creation and the development of infrastructure in the region. The Northern Highlands study area occupies about 27,000 km2 located to the north and west of the Great Glen, including the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. The regional geology is highly varied, comprising mainly Archaean and Proterozoic metamorphic rocks and Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks. Intrusive igneous rocks are also widely developed. This geological diversity enhances the potential of the region for the occurrence of a wide range of mineral deposit types. The Northern Highlands are under-explored, relative to other parts of Scotland; nevertheless, this study has documented more than 350 recorded mineral occurrences.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Economic Minerals
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, Department of Trade and Industry
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Date made live: 24 Mar 2020 12:15 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/527303

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