Particle size determinations of six sand and alluvium samples from Dounreay, Caithness, Scotland

Entwisle, David; Nelder, Lavinia. 2007 Particle size determinations of six sand and alluvium samples from Dounreay, Caithness, Scotland. British Geological Survey, 21pp. (IR/07/016) (Unpublished)

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This report describes particle size analysis of six soil samples from Dounreay, Caithness, Scotland, provided by Clive Auton in October 2006. It is part of the work under a United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) contract to characterise the Quaternary deposits from the Dounreay site and also includes bulk mineralogy, clay mineralogy, particle size distribution, cation exchange capacity (CEC), total organic carbon (TOC) and total inorganic carbon (TIC) data presented elsewhere. These materials were collected using a window sampler during June and July 2006 at the Dounreay site. This data was required by UKAEA to provide background mineralogical, geochemical and physical properties information to enable the evaluation and modelling of the transport radionuclide contamination in the geosphere. This report presents the results of the BGS analyses. The report consists of factual data only.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Chemical and Biological Hazards
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Caithness, Particle size determination, Scotland
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 23 Jun 2009 14:10 +0 (UTC)

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