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One of the four analogue sites chosen for investigation by the British Geological survey is the uranium mineralisation at Broubster, Caithness, Scotland. Naturally occurring uranium has been leached from a thin mineralised limestone horizon and has been carried by groundwater flow into a peat bog about 100 m away. This process has probably been active for at least 5,000 years. Standard surveying, hydrogeological and geochemical methods have been applied in the investigation and analysis of the area. Selected samples of the mineralisation, peat soils and associated groundwaters have been examined in detail. This report summarises the main findings accumulated since 1968 when the site was first discovered, and provides a useful information base for further modelling work.

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Authors: BALL T K, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham (GB);MILODOWSKI A E, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13275 EN (1991) 185 pp., FS, ECU 15
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2358-0
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