The sand and gravel resources of the country around Shotley and Felixstowe, Suffolk : description of 1:25,000 resource sheet TM 23

Allender, R.; Hollyer, S.E.. 1973 The sand and gravel resources of the country around Shotley and Felixstowe, Suffolk : description of 1:25,000 resource sheet TM 23. London, UK, British Geological Survey, 81pp. (Assessment of British Sand and Gravel Resources No. 8, Report 73/13) (Unpublished)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 is a Report of the Mineral Assessment Unit which was set up in May 1968 to undertake such work. It describes and quantifies the resources of sand and gravel of 44.3 krn2 of country around Shotley and Felixstowe, Suffolk, shown on the accompanying 1:25 000 resource sheet TM 23. 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 be regarded also as an extension of geological mapping by providing information about the thickness and quality of deposits. The survey was conducted during 1968 to 1970 by Dr R. Allender, assisted by Mr S. E. Hollyer as field officer, who supervised the drilling and sampling programme and helped in the preparation of data for this publication. Mr S. J. Booth also supervised drilling during the later parts of the programme. The work is based on a 1 :63 360 scale geological survey originally published in 1882 on Old Series Sheet 48 NE. The lines were transferred partly to New Series Sheet 207 (published with minor amendments in 1927) and partly to New Series Sheets 208 and 225, (published in 1928 and reprinted as a combined sheet in 1956). The geology of the area of sheet TM 23 is now presented at the 1:25 000 scale, incorporating minor amendments resulting from the present work. 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 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: 0118806254
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 14:19 +0 (UTC)

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