The sand and gravel resources of the country around Hethersett, Norfolk : description of 1:25 000 sheet TG 10

Nickless, E.F.P.. 1973 The sand and gravel resources of the country around Hethersett, Norfolk : description of 1:25 000 sheet TG 10. London, UK, British Geological Survey, 47pp. (Assessment of British Sand and Gravel Resources No. 5, Report 73/4) (Unpublished)

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It has become increasingly clear in recent years that an assessment of resources of many minerals should be undertaken. This, another, Report of the Mineral Assessment Unit which was set up in May 1968 to undertake such work, is the second of three for the Norwich area. It describes and quantifies the resources of sand and gravel of 60 km2 of country south-west of Norwich, shown on the accompanying 1:25 000 resource sheet TG 10. This survey is concerned with assessing sand and gravel resources on a regional scale at the indicated level; the deposits are not outlined completely nor their grade established throughout. The work may be regarded as the application to large areas of methods used commercially for evaluating reserves on small sites. It may also be regarded as an extension of geological mapping by providing information about the thickness and quality of deposits. The survey was conducted by Mr. E.F. P. Nickless, assisted by Mr. A. R. Clayton as field officer who supervised the drilling and sampling programme and helped in the preparation of data for this publication. The work is based on a geological survey at 1:lO 560 carried out in 1965-70 by Dr. F. C. Cox, Mr. M. C. McKeown and Mr. E.G. Poole (East Anglia and South-East England Field Unit). Dr. Cox also helped in the geological interpretation. Mr. J. W. Gardner, C. B. E. (Land Agent) has been responsible for negotiating access to land for drilling. The ready cooperation of land owners and tenants in this work is gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks are due to Dr. T. L. Thomas of the Royal School of Mines, London, for his advice on methods of resource calculation. Financial support for the survey was provided by the Department of the Environment.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Economic Minerals
ISBN: 118806068
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, Natural Environment Research Council
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Additional Keywords: sand, gravel
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 06 Jun 2023 13:15 +0 (UTC)

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