A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles

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Geological Society of London, 2011 - Science - 186 pages
This report revises and expands upon the 1976 and 1978 publications for the Dinantian and Silesian, respectively, combining them into a single account of British and Irish Carboniferous stratigraphy. The need to update the two Special Reports reflects the considerable advances in Carboniferous geology over the last 30 years. The report covers developments in international chronostratigraphy and incorporates wholesale reassessments of British lithostratigraphy. A huge volume of biostratigraphical information has been published over recent decades and the report summarizes the key information. Carboniferous rocks have long been of economic importance, but it is the search for hydrocarbons, in its infancy at the time of the previous reports, which has greatly increased our understanding of Carboniferous successions offshore and at depth, particularly in southern and eastern England. This Special Report will be a valuable reference for research and applied geoscientists working on rocks of Carboniferous age in the UK, Ireland and offshore areas.
 

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Contents

Biostratigraphy
11
Culm Basin
23
South Wales
29
Bristol Mendips and Forest of Dean
37
South Midlands and Kent
44
Southern Pennine Basin margin West Midlands to Vale of Belvoir
57
Peak District and north Staffordshire
66
Craven Basin and southern Pennines
74
Northumberland Trough and Solway Basin
89
Midland Valley of Scotland
96
Irish Sea including Kish Bank
110
NW Ireland
128
South Central Ireland
144
International correlation
159
Index
179
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Cumbria and the northern Pennines
82

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