Advertisement

Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 56, Supplement 4, pp D95–D102 | Cite as

Natural radioactivity of paleozoic and mesozoic sedimentary rocks from the Upper Silesian Coal Basin borders (Poland) — in situ gamma ray measurements

  • G. Lizurek
  • J. Dorda
Article
  • 26 Downloads

Abstract

Sedimentary rocks from the borders of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin are the most popular origin of building materials in whole Silesia region. In situ gamma ray spectrometry was used to determine the activity concentration of nuclides from U series, Th series and potassium 40K in almost every kind of sedimentary rocks outcropping in the studied region. Measured activity concentration of particular nuclides such as 40K, U series, and Th series are mostly not higher than average activity concentrations of these nuclides in the continental crust. However, there are some significant exceptions such as clays from Blanowice and Krasiejow. In spite of that there isn’t any reason to stop using these rocks as building or other industrial material sources.

Keywords

Dolomite Activity Concentration Continental Crust Natural Radioactivity High Activity Concentration 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. [1]
    Osika R: Geology of Poland. Vol. VI. Mineral deposits. Wyd. Geol., Warszawa, 1990.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Dadlez R., Marek S., and Pokorski J: Geological map of Poland without Cainozoic deposits, PIG, Warszawa, 2000.Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    EG&G ORTEC: In Situ Spectroscopy M-1-B32 M-1 Setup Supervisor Program. Software User’s Manual. EG&G ORTEC Part No. 779980, Oak Ridge, 2000.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    Beck, H. L., De Campo, J. and Gogolak, C. V.: In situ Ge(Li) and Na(Tl) gamma-ray spectrometry. U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Measurements Laboratory, HASL-258, New York, 1972.Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    Helfer I. K. and Miller K. M.: Health Phys. 55 (1988) 15.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. [6]
    ORTEC: Gamma Vision — 32 for M-1. Gamma-Ray Spectrum Analysis and MCA Emulator for Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and NT. Software User’s Manual. ORTEC Part No. 774780, Oak Ridge, 2000.Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    Eisenbud M. and Gesell T.: Environmental radioactivity from natural, industrial, and military sources. Academic Press, San Diego, 1997.Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    Bolewski A.: Mineralogia szczegółowa. Wydawnictwa Geologiczne. Warszawa, 1982.Google Scholar
  9. [9]
    Attendorn G. H. and Bowen C. N. R.: Radioactive and Stable Isotope Geology. Chapman and Hall, 1997.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lizurek
    • 1
  • J. Dorda
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Earth SciencesUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland

Personalised recommendations