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Mineral Reconnaissance Programme (MRP) reports. These reports provide geological, geochemical, geophysical, mineralogical and metallogenic information on prospective areas in Britain.

1 The concealed granite roof in south west Cornwall
This report outlines the results of gravity surveys and drilling to locate cusps in the concealed granite roof north and west of the Carnmenellis granite outcrop.
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10 Geophysical surveys around Talnotry mine, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Magnetic field and VLF electromagnetic surveys were performed to investigate the Ni Co lode at the contact between a diorite and Silurian greywackes in the aureole of the Cairnsmore of Fleet intrusion.
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100 Molybdenum mineralisation near Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Four short inclined boreholes were drilled in the Dalradian schists to the east of the granite stock and three into the granite itself. The drilling intersected minor quartz-molybdenite mineralisation in both schist and granite. Exposure is poor and neither the drilling nor base-of-drift geochemical sampling were effective in defining the distribution of the mineralisation.
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101 Skarn-type copper mineralisation in the vicinity of Belstone Consols Mine, Okehampton, Devon
Significant concentrations of metalliferous sulphides occur in the Lower Carboniferous Meldon Chert Formation, mainly in calc-silicate rocks. The worked ore beds were not identified with certainty, but it seems that a previously unknown mineralised horizon can be recognised higher in the Meldon Chert Formation.
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102 Geophysical and geochemical investigations of the manganese deposits of Rhiw, western Llyn, North Wales
Detailed magnetic surveys were carried out south-west from the old Benallt Mn mine as far as the old Nant mine, and northwards from Benallt towards Sarn.
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103 Exploration for volcanogenic mineralisation in Devonian rocks north of Wadebridge, Cornwall
Reconnaissance overburden sampling across the main outcrops of Middle Devonian volcanic rocks clearly showed the position of the contacts between volcanic and sedimentary rocks, either as sharp increases in elements like Ti or in the value of principal component 1 derived from a principal component analysis of the geochemical data.
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104 Stratabound barium and base-metal mineralisation in Middle Dalradian metasediments near Braemar, Scotland
Geochemical and geophysical exploration of lead-zinc mineralisation in Middle Dalradian metasediments near Braemar, Scotland.
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105 Investigations at Lambriggan Mine, near St Agnes, Cornwall
Ground geophysical and soil geochemical surveys were employed in an attempt to define the extensions of Pb-Zn mineralised veins, in Devonian slates, formerly exploited in the Lambriggan mine.
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106 Marine deposits of chromite and olivine, Inner Hebrides of Scotland
A reconnaissance survey was carried out of near-shore marine deposits considered to have been derived from Tertiary ultrabasic rocks in southwest Skye and southern Rhum, rocks known to be enriched in chrome spinel and forsteritic olivine.
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107 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 6-The Belowda area
A series of soil sampling traverses were made across the Belowda Beacon granite and across slates of the Devonian Meadfoot Beds, for a distance of 1.7 km east of the granite outcrop, to test the extensions of known and formerly worked mineralisation.
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108 Geochemical investigations around Trewalder, near Camelford, Cornwall
Stream sediment geochemistry over Devonian slates to the north of St Teath revealed two Zn anomalies, suggestive of an apparently unexplored extension to the Pb lode of Trewalder mine.
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109 Copper and molybdenum distribution at Shap, Cumbria
Examination of rock outcrops in and around the Shap granite and percussion drilling behind the Pink Granite Quarry confirmed that Cu and Mo are present over a wide area, though in amounts which everywhere are subeconomic.
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11 A study of the space form of the Cornubian granite batholith and its application to detailed gravity surveys in Cornwall
A three dimensional computer model of the Cornubian granite batholith, defined by polygonal contours, was created so that its calculated gravity field matched the observed Bouguer anomaly field both onshore and offshore.
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110 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 7-New uranium occurrences at Quoit and Higher Trenoweth
Radiometric anomalies over Devonian slates near Quoit and Higher Trenoweth were investigated to determine their subsurface continuity and their potential for associated concentrations of elements such as Co and Ni.
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111 Gold and platinum group elements in drainage between the River Erme and Plymouth Sound, South Devon
Significant amounts of gold have been found in drainage sediment at several localities in the area of south Devon bounded on the east by the estuary and the lower part of the River Erme and on the west by Plymouth Sound.
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112 Geophysical and geochemical investigations on Anglesey, North Wales
Review of exploration carried out in Anglesey, North Wales including geophysical and geochemical surveys.
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113 Mineral investigations at Tredaule, near Launceston, Cornwall
Five sediment samples from the two small streams east of Tredaule yielded panned concentrates with anomalous contents of Sn and W, suggestive of local mineralisation.
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114 The Mineral Reconnaissance Programme 1990
Summaries of MRP reports 1-113 adapted from compilations first published in the Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy.
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115 Platinum-group elements in ultramafic rocks of the Upper Deveron Valley, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire
The results of reconnaissance drainage surveys over an area of mafic and ultramafic Caledonian intrusives showed a good correlation with the known geology.
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116 Gold in the Ochil Hills, Scotland
Geochemical survey to identify the source of alluvial gold in the Ochil Hills, Scotland.
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117 Exploration for vanadiferous magnetite and ilmenite in the Lizard complex, Cornwall
A provisional revised geological map of the eastern part of the Lizard based on geochemical mapping of the overburden samples and showing the extent of the Trelan gabbro is included in the report.
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118 Mineral exploration in the Cockermouth area, Cumbria. Part 1: Regional surveys
Revision geological mapping over Carboniferous rocks between Caldbeck and the coast at Maryport discovered many new occurrences of baryte, particularly in the Dinantian and Namurian rocks of the TallentireBothel area.
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119 Investigations for Cu-Ni and PGE in the Hill of Barra area, near Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire
Following promising indications from commercial surveys, limited investigations for Cu-Ni mineralisation were conducted at the eastern end of the Insch intrusion over a sheared and disrupted zone of olivine-bearing cumulates regarded as potentially favourable for PGE enrichment associated with the base-metal mineralisation.
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12 Mineral investigations in the Teign Valley, Devon. Part 1-Barytes
Geochemical studies in the Teign Valley, carried out on stream sediment and soil samples, have indicated extensions of baryte mineralisation some 2.5 km north and 1.2 km south of the formerly mined strike length in Upper Palaeozoic sediments.
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120 A gravity investigation of the Middleton granite, near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
An 8 km2 detailed gravity survey was conducted around the Middleton granite.
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121 Exploration for gold in the South Hams district of Devon
Gold in panned drainage samples is widely distributed over the area south of a line between Plymouth and Brixham, with values >0.5 ppm at 44 out of 450 sites.
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122 Mineral exploration in the Cockermouth area, Cumbria
This report describes the results of geochemical, geological and geophysical surveys across three small areas of Carboniferous and Lower Palaeozoic rocks along the northern margin of the English Lake District.
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123 Mineral investigations in the Teign Valley, Devon. Part 2: base metals
This report describes the search for new base metal reserves in the Teign Valley between Dunsford and Chudleigh, an area worked for lead and zinc ores, with associated silver and copper, in the late 19th century.
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124 Platinum-group elements in the Huntly intrusion, Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland
This report describes a programme of exploration for the platinum-group elements (PGE) carried out over the Caledonian mafic-ultramafic Huntly intrusion, located in west Aberdeenshire, Grampian region, Scotland.
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125 Geochemistry database: data analysis and proposed design
The results of the data analysis for a geochemistry relational database to hold the UK, land-based datasets.
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126 Mineral exploration in the Pitlochry to Glen Clova area, Tayside Region, Scotland
Reconnaissance drainage sampling of the area between Pitlochry and Glen Clova in the Highlands of Scotland was undertaken in 1987 and 1988.
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127 The metalliferous mineral potential of the basic rocks of the Penmynydd Zone, south-east Anglesey
Geophysical and geochemical investigations have been carried out to assess the mineral potential of an area in south-east Anglesey containing positive gravity anomalies and coincident aeromagnetic anomalies.
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128 Mineral exploration in the Lower Palaeozoic rocks of south-west Cumbria. Part 1: regional surveys
The results of geochemical, geological and geophysical surveys over Lower Palaeozoic rocks in the south-western part of Cumbria are given in two reports. This report (Part 1) describes the results of a geochemical drainage survey and an examination of mineralised sites,
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129 Mineralisation in the Middle Devonian volcanic belt and associated rocks of South Devon
This report describes the results of further exploration within the belt of Middle Devonian volcanic rocks between Plymouth and Totnes in south Devon.
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13 Investigation of stratiform sulphide mineralisation at McPhun's Cairn, Argyllshire
A small stratiform occurrence of massive sulphide, apparently over 2 m thick, occurs in the Dalradian schists at McPhun's Cairn beside Loch Fyne. At outcrop it contains 3.5% Zn, 3.0% Pb, 6 ppm Ag and 0.75 ppm Au.
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130 The occurrence and economic potential of nodular monazite in southcentral Wales
A review of all Mineral Reconnaissance Programme panned concentrate data.
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131 Platinum-group element mineralisation in the Loch Ailsh alkaline igneous complex, north-west Scotland
Exploration programme for Platinum-group elements in the Loch Ailsh alkaline igneous complex, NW Scotland including geochemical and geophysical surveying.
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132 Reconnaissance drainage survey for base metal mineralisation in the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales
A geochemical drainage survey has been carried out over the Precambrian and Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Lleyn Peninsula.
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133 Exploration for gold in the Crediton Trough, Devon. Part 1 - regional surveys
The results of geochemical surveys in the Crediton Trough of Devon, an area of Permian and Carboniferous rocks, north of Dartmoor, are given in two reports. This report (Part 1) describes the broad-scale drainage and lithogeochemical survey carried out mainly in the area from Hatherleigh in the west, to the valley of the River Exe in the east, over the outcrop of Permian red-bed sediments, minor alkaline basalts and lamprophyric lavas and the surrounding Carboniferous sediments.
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134 Exploration for gold in the Crediton Trough, Devon. Part 2 - detailed surveys
This report describes the results of geochemical sampling to trace the source of three groups of high-amplitude gold anomalies in panned drainage sediment within the outcrop of the Permian New Red Sandstone) sedimentary rocks of the Crediton Trough.
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135 The potential for diamonds in Britain
Review of existing geological and geophysical data for Britain in the light of current models for diamond formation and deposit signatures.
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136 A review of detailed airborne geophysical surveys in Great Britain
Review of detailed geophysical surveys that are a valuable information resource for mineral exploration purposes.
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137 Exploration for volcanogenic mineralisation in south-west Wales
This report reviews the mineral potential of all the volcanic rocks exposed in south-west Wales using the results of a geological reconnaissance and lithogeochemical studies, as well as previously published work and BGS regional datasets.
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138 Gold exploration in the Duns area, Southern Uplands, Scotland
Followup to previous BGS surveys, involving panned stream sediment sampling and soil sampling led to the recognition of markedly anomalous gold concentrations, sometimes associated with enrichment in arsenic.
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139 Exploration for carbonate-hosted base-metal mineralisation near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
A search for carbonate-hosted base-metal deposits was directed at an area south-west of Ashbourne, where two small mineralised inliers of Dinantian limestone were thought, on gravity evidence, to be connected by a shallow ridge of limestone buried under thin Permo-Triassic cover.
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14 Mineral investigations at Woodhall and Longlands in north Cumbria
Geological mapping, soil and stream sediment sampling and IP and EM traverses over Lower Carboniferous limestones identified several geochemical and geophysical anomalies.
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140 Mineral exploration for gold and base metals in the Lewisian and associated rocks of the Glenelg area, north-west Scotland
The Glenelg area in the north-west Highlands of Scotland is underlain by Lewisian rocks of the Glenelg-Attadale inlier, which is the largest outcrop of basement gneiss within the Caledonian orogenic belt, and formed the target for a mineral exploration programme looking for gold and base metals.
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141 Assessment of the potential for gold mineralisation in the Southern Uplands of Scotland using multiple geological, geophysical and geochemical datasets
Digital geological, geophysical and geochemical datasets for the Southern Uplands of Scotland have been combined and evaluated using computerbased visualisation methods to enable selection of areas potentially favourable for the occurrence of gold mineralisation.
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142 Industrial mineral potential of andalusite and garnet in the Scottish Highlands
Industrial mineral characterisation and processing study of andalusite and garnet resources in the Scottish Highlands.
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143 Gold mineralisation in the Dalradian rocks of Knapdale Kintyre, south-west Highlands, Scotland
Geochemical survey of gold mineralisation in the Dalradian rock of the Kintyre peninsula.
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144 The potential for gold mineralisation in the British Permian and Triassic red beds and their contacts with underlying rocks
A review of the potential for gold and related mineralisation in Permian and Triassic red beds and their contacts with other sequences has been carried out for the whole of Britain.
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145 Exploration for stratabound mineralisation in the Argyll Group (Dalradian) of north-east Scotland
The Mineral Reconnaissance Programme (MRP) identified several horizons of stratabound mineralisation within the Argyll Group during investigations of the Dalradian Supergroup in Scotland between 1973 and 1987.
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146 Mineral exploration in Lewisian supracrustal and basic rocks of the Scottish Highlands and Islands
Supracrustal rocks in the Lewisian of north-west Scotland have several of the characteristics of 'greenstone belts' in basement gneiss terrain, which host many of the world's gold deposits.
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15 Investigation of stratiform sulphide mineralisation at Meall Mor, South Knapdale, Argyll
A geochemical/geophysical/geological investigation of Cu mineralisation in the Meall Mor area was followed by the drilling of six shallow holes.
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16 Report on geophysical and geological surveys at Blackmount, Argyllshire
The underlying Precambrian Moine psammite at Blackmount, on the southern fringe of Rannoch Moor, contains granitic veins that probably stem from the adjacent Moor of Rannoch granite.
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17 Lead, zinc and copper mineralisation in basal Carboniferous rocks at Westwater, south Scotland
A zone of Pb, Zn and Cu mineralisation is developed over a minimum of 4 km of strike of basal Carboniferous cementstone group sediments and immediately underlying Birrenswark Lavas at Westwater, near Langholm.
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18 A mineral reconnaissance survey of the Doon Glenkens area, south west Scotland
Geological, geophysical and geochemical surveys were carried out over the Loch Doon and Carsphairn granites and the surrounding Lower Palaeozoic sediments.
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19 A reconnaissance geochemical drainage survey of the Criffel Dalbeattie granodiorite complex and its environs
Regional geochemical maps, compiled from multi element analysis of stream sediments (Li, Be, B, MgO, K2O, CaO, TiO2, V, Cr, Mn, Fe2O3, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Rb, Sr, Zr, Mo, Sn, Ba, Pb, U) and panned concentrates (Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Y, Zr, Nb, Sn, Sb, Ba, Ce, Pb, Th, U) show patterns of element distribution related to geology and mineralisation of the region.
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2 Geochemical and geophysical investigations around Garras Mine near Truro, Cornwall
Detailed geochemical and geophysical surveys indicated that only very limited extensions exist to the Pb-Ag lodes in Devonian sediments previously worked at Garras.
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20 Geophysical field techniques for mineral exploration
Details are given of the geophysical equipment and methods used in airborne and ground surveys for the Mineral Reconnaissance Programme.
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21 A geochemical drainage survey of the Fleet granitic complex and its environs
Data from multi element analysis of stream sediments and heavy mineral concentrates are presented in geochemical maps.
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22 Geochemical and geophysical investigations north west of Llanrwst, North Wales
Anomalous Zn values had been found in previous regional scale stream sediment surveys over Ordovician volcanic and sedimentary rocks northwest of the former Lanrwst mining field.
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23 Disseminated sulphide mineralisation at Garbh Achadh, Argyllshire, Scotland
A small stock of biotite feldspar porphyry, 0.25 km2 in area, outcrops in a sequence of Dalradian schists and quartzites with interbedded epidiorites.
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24 Geophysical investigations along parts of the Dent and Augill Faults
Airborne electromagnetic (AEM), radiometric and magnetic surveys were conducted over selected parts of the Dent and Augill Faults, followed, at the most promising anomalies, by ground EM surveys employing VLF, Turam and Slingram methods and by detailed geological mapping.
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25 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 1 Airborne and ground geophysical surveys
Airborne magnetic and electromagnetic surveys and ground follow up showed that airborne geophysical methods are unsuited to this area. No significant new mineralised areas were located.
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26 Stratabound barium zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland: Preliminary report
The presence of an extensive zone of mineralisation in the area was recognised initially by a geochemical drainage survey and reconnaissance geological mapping. Subsequently, more detailed mapping and drainage sampling were supplemented by VLF EM geophysical surveys, overburden and rock sampling, and shallow drilling.
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27 Airborne geophysical survey of part of Anglesey, North Wales
An airborne magnetic, electromagnetic and radiometric survey was carried out over most of the northwestern half of Anglesey.
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28 A mineral reconnaissance survey of the Abington Biggar Moffat area, south central Scotland
Panned heavy mineral concentrates from an area underlain mostly by Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks were examined for heavy detrital minerals and analysed for Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Mo, Sn, Sb, Ba, Ce and Pb.
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29 Mineral exploration in the Harlech Dome, North Wales
This report presents the results of an airborne geophysical (electromagnetic, magnetic and radiometric) survey of the eastern part of the Harlech Dome and the consequent geological, geochemical and geophysical investigations carried out on the ground and in the laboratory.
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3 Molybdenite mineralisation in Precambrian rocks, near Lairg, Scotland
Low-grade molybdenite mineralisation is intermittently exposed in Moinian and Lewisian rocks intruded by Caledonian granites to the west of Lairg in Sutherland. Molybdenite occurs with pyrite in thin postfoliation quartz veins and as coatings to joints and foliation planes in the schists and gneisses.
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30 Porphyry style copper mineralisation at Black Stockarton Moor, south-west Scotland
A Caledonian multiphase subvolcanic complex intruding Lower Palaeozoic turbidites to the west of the Criffel granodioritic plutonic complex has been mapped.
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31 Geophysical investigations in the Closehouse-Lunedale area
The area around the Lunedale Fault and the Closehouse baryte mine, at the northern edge of a deep Carboniferous sedimentary basin, was investigated by an airborne magnetic, EM and radiometric survey.
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32 Investigations at Polyphant, near Launceston, Cornwall
Geological examination, shallow boreholes and geochemical soil sampling over the Polyphant ultrabasic igneous mass indicate a marked variation in composition, with at least two types of peridotite and two of gabbro.
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33 Mineral investigations at Carrock Fell, Cumbria. Part 1-Geophysical survey
A geophysical survey was conducted in the vicinity of the Carrock tungsten mine to establish an optimum geophysical exploration procedure for the location of the style of mineralisation known at Carrock.
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34 Results of a gravity survey of the south-west margin of Dartmoor, Devon
A gravity survey (station density 4-6 per km2) of the southwestern margin of Dartmoor, including the Hemerdon stockwork, was interpreted with the aid of computer techniques to indicate the depth to buried granite.
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35 Geophysical investigation of chromite-bearing ultrabasic rocks in the Baltasound-Hagdale area, Unst, Shetland Islands
Economic deposits of chromite in Unst were worked intermittently until exhaustion of the known near-surface deposits in 1945.
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36 An appraisal of the VLF ground resistivity technique as an aid to mineral exploration
A study of the VLF ground resistivity method confirmed that it is well suited to the mapping of broad mineralised zones, flat-lying conductors of limited lateral extent, or abrupt changes in conductivity associated with geological contacts.
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37 Compilation of stratabound mineralisation in the Scottish Caledonides
This report forms part of the United Kingdom contribution to the International Geological Correlation Programme Project 60, 'Correlation of Caledonian strata-bound sulphides'.
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38 Geophysical evidence for a concealed eastern extension of the Tanygrisiau microgranite and its possible relationship to mineralisation
A Bouguer anomaly low near Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, in an area of Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary and igneous rocks, is interpreted as being due to a concealed eastward extension of the Tanygrisiau microgranite.
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39 Copper-bearing intrusive rocks at Cairngarroch Bay, south-west Scotland
Two intrusion complexes, the Bay and the Glen, which probably represent an early phase of the Devonian magmatic episode, and a number of dykes are emplaced within a folded succession of Silurian sedimentary rocks at Cairngarroch Bay.
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4 Investigation of copper mineralisation at Vidlin, Shetland
The mineralisation occurs in an amphibolitic belt (possibly metamorphosed tholeiitic lavas) and consists of a strata-bound sulphide horizon outcropping at four localities at Vidlin Ness within a Dalradian succession of dominant calc-silicate granulites and minor marbles and semi-pelitic gneisses.
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40 Stratabound barium-zinc mineralisation in Dalradian schist near Aberfeldy, Scotland: Final report
The presence of an extensive zone of mineralisation in the area was recognised initially by a geochemical drainage survey and reconnaissance geological mapping.
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41 Metalliferous mineralisation near Lutton, Ivybridge, Devon
Localised U and basemetal mineralisation in Devonian slates and volcanics was traced by radiometric and geochemical soil surveys.
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42 Mineral exploration in the area around Culvennan Fell, Kirkcowan, south-western Scotland
Reconnaissance geochemical and geophysical surveys were concentrated on the west of the Culvennan diorites, where numerous dykes, mainly of intermediate composition, and three small bodies of intrusion breccia intrude folded greywacke, quartz wacke, silty mudstone, siltstone and calcareous mudstone of the Silurian Gala Group.
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43 Disseminated copper-molybdenum mineralisation near Ballachulish, Highland Region
Chalcopyrite-pyrite-molybdenite mineralisation, with minor scheelite, occurs in disseminated, veinlet and fracture-filling forms in microadamellite and surrounding adamellite in the Ballachulish igneous complex.
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44 Reconnaissance geochemical maps of parts of south Devon and Cornwall
These geochemical maps cover, in four sheets at a scale of 1:50 000, the area bounded by National Grid lines 170 and 290E and 040 and 100N.
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45 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 2-New uranium, tin and copper occurrences in the Tremayne area of St Columb Major
Investigations of radiometric anomalies in slates and calc-silicate rocks of Devonian age 2 km northeast of St Columb Major indicate that at the main (Tremayne) occurrence a body containing 600-1000 t of U at a grade of 0.2% U may exist within 60 m of the surface.
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46 Gold mineralisation at the southern margin of the Loch Doon granitoid complex, south-west Scotland
Following the identification of native gold and arsenopyrite in the area, geochemical soil sampling of the southern margin and aureole of the Loch Doon plutonic complex found several As anomalies with levels in excess of 1000 ppm within the pluton and its aureole.
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47 An airborne geophysical survey of the Whin Sill between Haltwhistle and Scots' Gap, south Northumberland
The survey, conducted with magnetic, electromagnetic (VLF-EM) and radiometric equipment, covered the outcrop of the Whin Sill (a dolerite sill in Lower Carboniferous limestones and associated detrital sediments), its downdip extension, and the Haydon Bridge mining district.
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48 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 3-The Mulberry and Wheal Prosper area
The results of geochemical soil sampling and geophysical surveys (gravity, VLF-EM and IP) in an area of Lower Devonian sediments north of the St Austell granite, between the former opencast tin workings of Mulberry and Wheal Prosper, suggest that the most promising ground for future mineral exploration lies to the south of the latter workings.
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49 Seismic and gravity surveys over the concealed granite ridge at Bosworgy, Cornwall
An attempt to define the form of the concealed granite ridge by seismic surveys carried out at a station separation of 20m was unsuccessful, and it was concluded that if the seismic method were to be effective a more intensive coverage would be needed, possibly with a 2m station separation. The detailed gravity survey was useful in providing an approximate shape for the granite ridge and an order of magnitude to the actual depths.
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5 Preliminary mineral reconnaissance of Central Wales
Numerous lodes in the Lower Palaeozoic mudstones, shales and sandstones of Central Wales have been worked, principally, for Cu, Pb, Zn and Ag.
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50 Geochemical drainage survey of central Argyll, Scotland
A reconnaissance geochemical drainage survey of 720 km2 of Dalradian outcrop in central Argyll is described, and geochemical maps are presented to show the distribution of Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, U and Mo in stream sediments and of Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Ba, Sb, Sn, Fe, Ce, Ca, Mn and Ti in panned concentrates.
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51 A reconnaissance geochemical survey of Anglesey
A reconnaissance field survey identified three groups of mineral occurrences, (a) copper, (b) copper (lead, zinc) and (c) baryte (lead), of which (b) is the most important. Drainage samples were collected from 440 sites, and soil samples were collected from three areas of poor drainage and thin drift cover.
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52 Miscellaneous investigations on mineralisation in sedimentary rocks
Geochemical reconnaissance in the Cheshire (pages 1-13), Titanium dioxide in the Ayrshire Bauxitic (pages 14-18), The Marl Slate (Kupferschiefer) in the Southern (pages 19-26)
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53 Investigation of polymetallic mineralisation in Lower Devonian volcanics near Alva, central Scotland
Boreholes drilled on three known occurrences of fracture-controlled mineralisation in the Lower Devonian Ochil Volcanic Formation intersected mineralised structures which contain only minor amounts of baryte and geochemical enrichments of Cu, As and U.
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54 Copper mineralisation near Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire
Geochemical soil sampling outlined an area of 6 km2 of anomalous Cu values to the south of the mined area at Middleton Tyas.
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55 Mineral exploration in the area of the Fore Burn igneous complex, south-western Scotland
The Fore Burn igneous complex consists mainly of quartz microdiorite, tonalite and feldspar porphyry forming semi-concordant or concordant bodies in early Devonian volcanic and sedimentary rocks, just north of the Southern Upland Fault, 24 km east of Girvan.
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56 Geophysical and geochemical investigations over the Long Rake, Haddon Fields, Derbyshire
Geophysical and geochemical investigations were undertaken over the Long Rake, a major mineralised vein in Dinantian limestones, to establish which methods show the best response to the mineralisation.
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57 Mineral exploration in the Ravenstonedale area, Cumbria
Following stream-sediment and soil sampling, four areas of anomalous Cu, Pb and Zn in soils were recognised in an area of Lower Carboniferous rocks close to the Silurian unconformity: at Stennerskeugh Clouds, Birkett Common, Crosby Garrett Fell and Windy Hill.
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58 Investigations of small intrusions in southern Scotland
Sixteen small Caledonian intrusions, ranging from granite to diorite, were examined for indications of disseminated mineralisation.
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59 Stratabound arsenic and vein antimony mineralisation in Silurian greywackes at Glendinning, south Scotland
Stratiform and disseminated pyrite-arsenopyrite concentrations are overprinted by fracture-controlled polymetallic mineralisation, including stibnite, in Silurian sediments at Glendinning, near Langholm.
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6 Report on geophysical surveys at Struy, Invernesshire
Geophysical surveys carried out over two veins containing Pb and Zn mineralisation in Moine schists and granulites in Strath Glass showed that resistivity lows coincide with both veins, and also that the adits are probably located in the areas of most concentrated mineralisation.
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60 Mineral investigations at Carrock Fell, Cumbria. Part 2-Geochemical investigations
Soil samples were collected from an area of 5 km2 around the tungsten veins at Carrock. New areas of mineral potential to the northeast of the mine were identified from the coincidence of geochemical anomalies with strong linear VLF features.
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61 Mineral reconnaissance at the Highland Boundary with special reference to the Loch Lomond and Aberfoyle areas
The chromite geochemistry and hornblende-schist mineralogy of the serpentinite-spilite-black-shale-chert assemblage tend to confirm its ophiolitic character.
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62 Mineral reconnaissance in the Northumberland Trough
A reconnaissance geochemical drainage survey across Lower Carboniferous sediments identified not only the known mining areas but also a number of other areas with anomalously high metal values.
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63 Exploration for volcanogenic sulphide mineralisation at Benglog, North Wales
The Ordovician Aran Volcanic Group southeast of the Harlech Dome was explored for volcanogenic sulphide mineralisation, and work is described for one of three areas that were selected for detailed investigation.
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64 A mineral reconnaissance of the Dent-Ingleton area of the Askrigg Block, northern England
The western margin of the Askrigg Block of Lower Carboniferous sediments was investigated by reconnaissance geochemical drainage survey.
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65 Geophysical investigations in Swaledale, North Yorkshire
An airborne geophysical survey was carried out over part of upper Swaledale and the adjacent moorland, where the Lower Carboniferous geology and the style of mineralisation are representative of the Northern Pennine Orefield.
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66 Mineral reconnaissance surveys in the Craven Basin
A geochemical drainage survey indicated the presence of anomalously high Cu, Pb and Zn in stream sediments and panned concentrates over Lower Carboniferous limestones and mudstones in various parts of the Craven Basin.
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67 Baryte and copper mineralisation in the Renfrewshire Hills, central Scotland
Baryte veins are concentrated in massive, open-jointed rocks of the Misty Law trachytic complex, where they occupy a variety of fracture directions within the limits of a northwest-southeast swarm of Tertiary dolerite dykes.
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68 Polymetallic mineralisation in Carboniferous rocks at Hilderston, near Bathgate, central Scotland
Five boreholes in the vicinity of the ancient Ag-Ni-Pb mine at Hilderston yielded new stratigraphic, mineralogical and geochemical information.
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69 Base metal mineralisation associated with Ordovician shales in south-west Scotland
Base metal anomalies in drainage and overburden are associated with a belt of hornfelsed black cherty mudstone and siltstone (the Moffat Shales) in the Penkiln Burn area, 13 km north-north-east of Newton Stewart, which is host to weakly disseminated and epigenetic Pb-Zn-Cu mineralisation.
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7 Investigation of tungsten and other mineralisation associated with the Skiddaw Granite near Carrock mine, Cumbria
The W mineralisation at Carrock mine is closely associated with a greisenised cupola of the Caledonian Skiddaw granite, and in the investigation described in this report similar cupolas were tested for W veins.
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70 Regional geochemical and geophysical surveys in the Berwyn Dome and adjacent areas, North Wales
A gravity survey across the Berwyn Dome confirmed a broad, regional Bouguer anomaly low in the central part of the dome with smaller, irregular highs and lows, some of which may reflect small igneous bodies.
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71 A regional geochemical soil investigation of the Carboniferous Limestone areas south of Kendal (south Cumbria and north Lancashire)
The soils of four areas were sampled and analysed for Cu, Pb, Zn, Ba and Mn.
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72 A geochemical drainage survey of the Preseli Hills, south-west Dyfed, Wales
The main sources of variation in the geochemical drainage data were found to be bedrock lithology, mineralisation, contamination and hydromorphic processes.
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73 Platinum-group element mineralisation in the Unst ophiolite, Shetland
The ophiolitic basic and ultrabasic rocks of Unst comprise a sequence of harzburgite, dunite, clinopyroxene-rich cumulates and gabbro.
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74 A reconnaissance geochemical drainage survey of the Harlech Dome, North Wales
The results of a geochemical drainage survey show that the Harlech Dome area is metalliferous, containing large anomalies for a wide range of metals.
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75 Geophysical surveys in part of the Halkyn-Minera mining district, north-east Wales
Induced polarisation surveys were carried out over Carboniferous limestones and sandstones at four localities in the Halkyn-Minera area.
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76 Disseminated molybdenum mineralisation in the Etive plutonic complex in the western Highlands of Scotland
A drainage geochemical survey covering most of the Etive plutonic complex, of Caledonian age, found the highest concentrations of Mo in stream sediment (40-120 ppm) to be in streams draining an area about 5km in diameter within the Central Starav granite.
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77 Follow-up mineral reconnaissance investigations in the Northumberland Trough
A regional mineral reconnaissance of the Carboniferous sediments of the Northumberland Trough (Report No. 62), including detailed airborne geophysical coverage, enabled several areas to be defined for further investigation, largely on the basis of magnetic data.
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78 Exploration for porphyry-style copper mineralisation near Llandeloy, southwest Dyfed
Geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys followed by drilling in the area around Llandeloy have located disseminated Cu mineralisation of porphyry type associated with intermediate intrusive rocks masked by thick overburden.
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79 Volcanogenic and exhalative mineralisation within Devonian rocks of the South Hams district of Devon
Geochemical and geophysical survey identified mineralisation Devonian volcanic rocks between the River Yealm and Totnes.
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8 Investigation of stratiform sulphide mineralisation in parts of central Perthshire
Detailed geological mapping in the area north and west of Loch Tay confirmed the presence of a weak but persistent zone of pyritic mineralisation, and subsequent reconnaissance surveys showed it to have considerable lateral extent.
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80 Mineral investigations in the Ben Nevis and Ballachulish areas of the Scottish Highlands
A drainage geochemical survey of the Ben Nevis area revealed above-background levels of Mo that are associated with the outer margins of the Porphyritic Outer granite and probably related to small-scale vein-type mineralisation, such as that exposed in the Allt Daim.
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81 Investigations for tin around Wheal Reeth, Godolphin, Cornwall
Recognition of greisenisation associated with worked Sn lodes in granite near Wheal Reeth suggests the possibility of unrecorded mineralisation of stockwork or vein-sheet type.
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82 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 4-Drilling at Royalton Farm
Fourteen percussive drill holes showed that weak Sn mineralisation persists for a distance of at least 50 m into the Devonian slates that form the hanging wall of the Royalton elvan.
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83 Mineral investigations near Bodmin, Cornwall. Part 5-The Castle-an-Dinas Wolfram Lode
A soil survey over Devonian slates to the south of Castle-an-Dinas wolfram mine produced anomalies indicative of at least two sub-parallel zones of W veining and a broad area of anomalously high Sn values.
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84 An airborne geophysical survey of part of west Dyfed, South Wales, and some related ground surveys
A detailed airborne geophysical survey was made of part of west Dyfed with magnetic, electromagnetic (VLF-EM) and radiometric equipment mounted in a helicopter.
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85 Geophysical surveys near Strontian, Highland Region
Reconnaissance VLF-EM and magnetic surveys were carried out over Ba-Pb-Zn prospects near Strontian.
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86 Volcanogenic mineralisation in the Treffgarne area, south-west Dyfed, Wales
Geochemical and geophysical survey of hydrothermal alteration associated with disseminated and vein pyrite within acid volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Roch Rhyolite Group.
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88 Mineral exploration for zinc, lead and baryte in Middle Dalradian rocks of the Glenshee area, Grampian Highlands
Drainage surveys and airborne geophysical surveys of a 600 km2 area from Blair Atholl to Braemar identified several targets near Glenshee within the Ben Eagach Schist, the host formation of the Aberfeldy deposits 30 km along strike to the southwest.
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89 Geochemical and geophysical investigations of the Permian (Littleham Mudstone) sediments of part of Devon
New geophysical and geochemical data are presented from three deep, cored boreholes drilled through the Littleham Mudstone sequence.
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9 Investigation of disseminated copper mineralisation near Kilmelford, Argyllshire, Scotland
Geological and geophysical surveys and geochemical sampling (drainage, soil, deep till and rock) showed the presence of low-grade Cu and Mo mineralisation over an area of approximately 1500 m x 800 m associated with a Caledonian dacitic porphyry.
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90 Geochemical and geophysical investigations in Exmoor and the Brendon Hills
Drainage geochemical surveys over Exmoor and the Brendon Hills indicated areas of anomalous metal concentrations in stream sediments which call for further investigation.
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91 A geochemical survey of part of the Cheviot Hills and investigations of drainage anomalies in the Kingsseat area
A reconnaissance geochemical drainage survey in the Cheviot Hills of northern England.
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92 A mineral reconnaissance survey of the Llandrindod Wells/Builth Wells Ordovician inlier, Powys
A reconnaissance drainage geochemical survey, supplemented by soil sampling, located several Pb and Zn anomalies, many of which appear to be associated with the outcrop of the main volcanic unit of the area.
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93 Stratabound base-metal mineralisation in Dalradian rocks near Tyndrum, Scotland
Four boreholes were sited on selected anomalies and the resultant core analysed.
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94 Geochemistry of some heavy mineral concentrates from the island of Arran
Chemical analysis of panned concentrates has indentified areas of possible mineralisation that merit further study.
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95 Mineral reconnaissance at Menear, St Austell, Cornwall
Geochemical soil sampling shows no evidence for a continuation of the Menear stockwork Sn mineralisation beyond the eastern rim of the old openwork, though there may be some extension westwards below areas of recent housing development.
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96 Geochemistry of sediments from the Lui drainage, Braemar, Grampian
Stream sediments from the western headwaters of the Lui Water all contain markedly high amounts of Nb and some bear anomalous levels of Ce, Y, Th or Zr.
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97 Magnetic and geochemical surveys in the area between Geltsdale, Cumbria, and Glendue Fell, Northumberland
A magnetic survey over the northwest corner of the Lower Carboniferous Alston Block revealed anomalies en-echelon along the line of an aeromagnetic feature.
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98 Exploration for gold between the lower valleys of the Erme and Avon in the South Hams district of Devon
A geochemical drainage survey within a poorly understood belt of Lower Devonian rocks, using panned concentrates, revealed gold anomalies which were subsequently followed up by overburden sampling, geophysical surveys and drilling.
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99 Base metal and gold mineralisation in north-west Anglesey, North Wales
Mineral exploration in northwest Anglesey, an area of complex geology with rocks ranging from Precambrian to Ordovician, has indicated the presence of hitherto unknown base metal mineralisation, accompanied locally by gold
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Release No. 10: Data arising from investigations into the distribution of platinumgroup elements, South Harris, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Geochemical (stream sediment, panned stream sediment and surface rock sample) data are presented.
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Release No. 11: Rare earth elements in alkaline intrusions, north west Scotland
Geochemical data on rare earth element (La, Ce and Y) concentrations in rocks from the Loch Borralan, Loch Ailsh and Ben Loyal alkaline intrusive complexes are presented.
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Release No. 12: Mineral investigations in the Scardroy area, Highland Region, Scotland
Data arising from a reconnaissance geochemical survey in the Scardroy area of northwest Scotland are presented.
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Release No. 13: Exploration for gold in Central Wales
The results of a pannedconcentrate drainage survey across selected areas of Central Wales are contained in this release.
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Release No. 14: Geochemical surveys for gold in the Berwyn Hills
The results of a geochemical survey centred on the Afon Trystion in the western Berwyn Hills are reported.
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Release No. 15: An appraisal of the gold potential of mine dumps in the North Molton area, North Devon
Values of gold are reported for twelve samples taken from dump material at the old Bampfylde FeCu Mine.
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Release No. 16: Exploration for stratabound mineralisation around Chillaton, Devon
Results of reconnaissance overburden sampling and geophysical surveys over an area of Lower Carboniferous sediments, mafic volcanics and basic intrusions with associated manganese mineralisation are presented.
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Release No. 17: Regional appraisal of potential for stratabound base-metal mineralisation in the Solway Basin
The basin, which is up to 7 km thick, developed due to north-south extension with major fault-controlled subsidence during the Courceyan-Holkerian (syn-extension phase), followed by more gradual post-extension regional subsidence during the later Carboniferous.
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Release No. 18: Mineral investigations in the Northumberland Trough: Part 1, Arnton Fell area, Borders, Scotland
In this area, at the northern margin of the Northumberland Trough, stream sediment anomalies for barium and basemetals recorded by regional scale surveys were followedup by panned stream sediment and deep overburden sampling and geophysical (magnetic and VLF) surveys.
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Release No. 19: Exploration for gold in the Thornhill Basin, southern Scotland
The presence of alluvial gold associated with Permian red beds of the Thornhill basin is reported.
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Release No. 20: Mineral investigations in the Northumberland Trough: Part 2, Newcastleton area, Borders,Scotland
In this area, close to the northern margin of the SolwayNorthumberland Trough, stream sediment anomalies for zinc with lesser amounts of lead, barium and copper recorded by regional scale surveys were followed up by panned stream sediment, outcrop and traversebased deep overburden sampling.
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Release No. 21: Mineral investigations in the Northumberland Trough: Part 3, Ecclefechan-Waterbeck area
In this area, at the northern margin of the Solway-Northumberland Trough, stream sediment anomalies for barium and base-metals recorded by regional scale surveys were followed up by panned stream sediment, outcrop and deep overburden sampling.
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Release No. 22: Mineral investigations in the Northumberland Trough: Part 4, the Bewcastle area
Stream sediment anomalies for zinc with lesser amounts of lead, barium and copper recorded by regional scale surveys were followed up by panned stream sediment and outcrop sampling.
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Release No. 23: Mineral investigations in the Northumberland Trough: Part 5, the Kirkbean area south-west Scotland
Drainage geochemical anomalies recorded by previous surveys in this area, close to the northern margin of the Solway-Northumberland basin, were followed-up by traverse-based soil sampling from pits, outcrop sampling and geophysical surveys (magnetic, electromagnetic and gravity).
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Release No. 8: Data arising from drilling investigations in the Loch Borralan intrusion, Sutherland (Volume 2)
In 1988, following promising indications from commercial studies in Canada, MRP investigations for the platinum group elements (PGE) were directed towards the mafic constituents of alkaline intrusive suites in Scotland. The results of studies on the Borralan are contained in this data release.
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Release No. 9: Data arising from investigations of the Knock intrusion at Claymires, Aberdeenshire
Data arising from detailed geophysical surveys followed by the drilling of two IP anomalies on the eastern margin of this intrusion are presented.
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