Natural radionuclide distribution in quartzite sands of East Mediterranean Region (Turkey)


Aykamis A. S. , KILIÇ A. M.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, cilt.70, ss.317-321, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10064-010-0319-6
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.317-321

Özet

The study examined 15 sites in the Ovacik-Kargicak (Mersin, Turkey) open pit mines and obtained two quartzite samples from each. Gamma-ray spectrometric measurements were undertaken on the quartzite rocks and sands to quantify the concentrations of the natural radionuclides Ra-226, Th-232 and K-40. In addition, the mean radioactivity concentrations of these natural nuclides were calculated to be 6.94, 7.34 and 140.05 Bqkg(-1). Also the mean radioactivity concentrations of the natural nuclides in old Ovacik quartzite sands Ra-226, Th-232 and K-40 were calculated to be 9.85, 10.54, and 226.40 Bqkg(-1), respectively.