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UK geology research and reports
Quaternary geology of the Solway
This report documents the Quaternary geology of the Solway lowlands of eastern Dumfries and Galloway and northern Cumbria. It enhances our scientific understanding of the landforms and sediments of the Quaternary Period (approximately corresponding to the last 2.6 million years). The applications of the science include assessments of sand and gravel resources, coastline stability, groundwater vulnerability, land use issues, positioning of landfill sites and assessment of land stability and flood potential.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 6.65 MB]
Stratabound Pb-Zn-Ba-F mineralisation in the Alston Block of the North Pennine Orefield (England) - origins and emplacement
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 4.57 MB]
The Mersey estuary: sediment geochemistry
The report summarises the physical setting, historical development, geology, hydrography and bathymetry of the Mersey estuary and its catchment. Details of the sampling and analytical programmes are followed by a discussion of the sedimentology and geochemistry of the surface and near-surface sediments of the estuary and an examination of their likely sources and present state of contamination.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 15.1 MB]