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Data set name

Marine borehole logs, data and materials from the UK continental shelf and adjacent slopes (1969-)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1969 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

UK continental shelf and adjacent slopes

Observations 
Parameters

Geotechnics; Ice age; Sediment grain size parameters; Palaeoclimatic indicators and parameters; Rock age; Rock alteration; Rock grain size; Sediment age; Sedimentary structure; Depositional environment

Instruments

Unconsolidated sediment corers; rock corers; observers

Description 
Summary

BGS has drilled almost 600 boreholes to prove seismic interpretations of the marine Quaternary geology and bedrock from the sea areas around the UK. The boreholes penetrate beneath the sea bed to depths ranging from about 10m to over 300m depending on the target depth or technical problems associated with drilling the borehole. The data set includes the descriptive geological core logs, core material and in some cases natural gamma logs. A variety of analyses has been conducted on the core material depending on the test requirements for each borehole. The main types of analyses are PSA, micropalaeontological, geotechnical, palaeomagnetic and age dating. Core material is available for examination, testing or subsampling.

OriginatorsBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
References

Fannin, NGT. (1989) Offshore Investigations 1966-87 British Geological Survey Technical Report WB/89/02, British Geological Survey

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge; unrestricted
ContactBGS Enquiries
Address

British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Murchison House
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 3LA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1047007
Global identifier638
Last revised2010-12-18