Completion of the “Investigation of the Block Structure of a Granitic Rock Mass Based on Geochemical Data” research project
The “Investigation of the Block Structure of a Granitic Rock Mass Based on Geochemical Data” research project was successfully completed following a peer review.
The objective of the project was to verify the methodology used for the geochemical research of granite rock masses in the first stage of the search for a homogeneous block suitable for the siting of a deep geological repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. The project was launched in November 2007 by Geomin Družstvo Jihlava with Mr. Miroslav Žáček as the project manager. It was stated in the peer review that the project provides RAWRA with a very efficient and reliable tool for the assessment of the structural and tectonic pattern of granite rock masses using rock samples collected from the lower part of the mantle rock (i.e. the lower part of the soil profile on the rotten rock boundary line). In combination with other methods, a detailed picture of the surface rock can thus be obtained; an analysis of borehole samples is able to reveal the basic characteristics of the rock mass at depth.