The spatial distribution of K, U, Th and surface heat production in the Galway Granite, Connemara, western Ireland

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Authors:Feely, M.; Madden, J. S.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Coll., Dep. Geol., Galway, Ireland
Volume Title:Irish Journal of Earth Sciences
Source:Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 8(2), p.155-164. Publisher: Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland. ISSN: 0790-1763
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 24 refs.; illus. incl. sketch maps
Summary:Maps of the Galway granite, Connemara, are contoured for the surface contents of %K, ppmeU, ppmeTh and heat production. The K, U and Th were measured in situ by a portable gamma -ray spectrometer for 700 stations. There is a direct correlation between high radioelements and the leucocratic facies of the granite, and with areas of high heat production. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Actinides; Alkali metals; Geochemistry; Geophysical surveys; Granites; Heat flow; Igneous rocks; Metals; Plutonic rocks; Potassium; Radioactivity; Surveys; Thorium; Uranium; Connemara; Europe; Galway Granite; Galway Ireland; Ireland; Western Europe; Costelloe; Murvey Granite; Shannawona Fault; Western Ireland
Abstract Numbers:88M/2205
Record ID:1990010948
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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