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APPLICATION OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS FOR HEAVY MINERAL SAND EXPLORATION IN EUROPE

Objective

The objective of the project is to contribute to the development of geophysical exploration techniques for heavy mineral sand deposits in Europe, with special emphasis on interpretation methods and instruments for georadar surveys. Magnetometry, electromagnetometry, resistivity and gammeradiometry will be employed to a lesser extent. The geophysical responses will be evaluated using complementary petrographical and mineralogical investigations.

The work programme consists of 2 phases. Phase 1 is a phase of testing (geophysical techniques, instruments, sediment petrology, mineralogy). This phase will be carried out on selected test sites in Denmark (Osterild, Kompedal, Norlund, Vejers). Phase 2 comprises test surveys of the optimized georadar technique in a different geological and climatic environment in Italy.

In phase 1, optimization of georadar technique using complementary surveys (geophysics, petrography) in Denmark, 4 test sites have been selected. Each site represents a specific geological environment. The following investigations are planned: Osterild area, north west Jutland (beach sands); Kompedal area, central Jutland (sandur, fluvial sands, alluvial sands); Norland area, central Jutland (Miocene deltaic sands); Vejers area, south west coast of Jutland (Aeolian sands); Civitavecchia area (south Severa) west coast of Italy; and Pietraforte area (alluvial sands and gravel, mid Appenine Chain).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Norstral Minerals A/S
Address
2,Hovedvej
2100 København Ø
Denmark

Participants (4)

Danmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse
Denmark
Address
8,Thoravej
2400 København Nv
Dansk Geo-ServEx A/S
Denmark
Address
102,Lykkesholms Alle
8260 Viby J
Idrogeo Srl
Italy
Address
Via Mercato Vecchio 1
34124 Trieste
Rambøll og Hannemann A/S
Denmark
Address
38,Teknikerbyen
2830 Virum