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

Dawson, J.; Floyd, J.D.; Philip, P.R.; Burley, A.J.; Allsop, J.M.; Bennett, J.R.P.; Marsden, G.R.; Leake, R.C.; Brown, M.J.. 1977 A mineral reconnaissance survey of the Doon-Glenkens area, southwest Scotland. Institute of Geological Sciences, 108pp. (WF/MR/77/018) (Unpublished)

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

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 13 Aug 2010 14:08 +0 (UTC)

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