By A J Fraser; R L Gawthorpe
Why an atlas of the Carboniferous in northern England? There can not often be a extra researched approach within the complete of the British Isles, given its common distribution at outcrop and annual appearances in several PhD theses (including these of the authors). yet probably all we actually find out about the Carboniferous isn't any greater than skimming the skin. during this atlas, utilizing glossy multifold seismic and borehole information accumulated by means of the oil in its look for petroleum accumulations, we will begin to glance past the outside exposures and achieve a few new insights into the constitution and stratigraphy of the subsurface (and floor) Carboniferous. the original charm of this atlas of seismic sections is that it's in response to facts from onshore united kingdom. even supposing those traces have been initially shot as small segments focusing on person clients and tendencies, they've been spliced jointly to provide a sequence of basin-scale nearby strains which will be of worth to educational researchers and alike. With this atlas, we will be able to stroll the seismic traces at outcrop and in lots of instances examine publicity to either the seismic information and linked palaeofacies maps. additionally to be had: The Geology of britain And Wales - ISBN 1862391998 The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case examine in series Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics - ISBN 1862391904 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign attractiveness for the standard of its work.The many parts during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic experiences and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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24). The Whita and Annan Sandstones in the Northumberland Trough (Leeder 1974) are interpreted as examples of more sheet-like hanging-wall derived fan systems. In the East Midlands area approximately 275 m of coarse breccias, consisting of pebbles of quartzite, metasediments and igneous rocks, rest on Lower Palaeozoic phyllites in Eakring-146. These are interpreted to reflect deposition in close proximity to an active fault-scarp. Other boreholes penetrating siliciclastic rocks of probable late Devonian age are Caldon Low (c.
17 Carboniferous basin development Age. Late Holkerian to mid-Asbian. The oldest age for the sequence is defined by the presence of the TC Zone (Neves et al. 1972) at the base of EC4. The youngest age for the sequence is defined by the top of the G. girtyi Subzone, P. commutatus Zone of Metcalfe (1981). Correlation. Similar high-angle shelf margins to those developed along the Hoton Fault are exposed nearby at Castleton in Derbyshire. In this case the Asbian grainstone shelf margin forms the northern margin of the Derbyshire Dome and supplied carbonate sediment northward into the Edale Gulf.
1988) and in the Northumberland Trough (Johnson 1984) (Fig. 25). g. Evans & Kirby 1999). Courceyan strata tentatively identified at the base of the Seal Sands-1 borehole in the eastern Stainmore Trough comprise siliciclastics, possibly derived from the emergent Alston Block to the north. Alluvial fans developed in fault-bounded lows within the Manx-CumbriaAlston-Askrigg Ridge (Fig. 25), for example the Shap Red Beds (Kimber & Johnson 1986). These include conglomerates derived from the Silurian greywackes to the south and SW, grading up into cross-bedded sandstones.