By A J Fraser; R L Gawthorpe

Why an atlas of the Carboniferous in northern England? There can hardly ever be a extra researched process within the complete of the British Isles, given its frequent distribution at outcrop and annual appearances in several PhD theses (including these of the authors). yet maybe all we actually learn about the Carboniferous isn't any greater than skimming the skin. during this atlas, utilizing sleek multifold seismic and borehole info amassed by way of the oil in its look for petroleum accumulations, we will begin to glance past the skin 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 according to facts from onshore united kingdom. even if those traces have been initially shot as small segments focusing on person clients and developments, they've been spliced jointly to supply a sequence of basin-scale nearby traces which may 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 circumstances examine publicity to either the seismic info and linked palaeofacies maps. additionally to be had: The Geology of britain And Wales - ISBN 1862391998 The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case learn 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 greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of high quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many components during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic stories and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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G. Strelley-1 borehole, Fig. 14). emergent EC4 carbonate shelf. By the end of EC5 times shallow-water conditions were developed across the Widmerpool Gulf as sedimentation exceeded subsidence. Age. Late Asbian-early Brigantian. The oldest age of EC5 is well constrained by the youngest age of the underlying EC4 sequence. The record of palynofloras belonging to the NM Zone (Neves et al. 1972), ME Subzone (Clayton et al. 1977) is consistent with the late Asbian age assigned to the base of the sequence.

17) confirms the Edale Gulf to comprise a half graben with the main bounding fault underlying the northern margin of the Derbyshire carbonate platform. The hanging-wall dipslope rises northwards to a basement high underlying the Holme area. Evans & Kirby (1999) show that the Holme High is fault bounded along its northern margin by the east-west-trending Holme Fault. The Alport and Edale boreholes provide data on Dinantian sedimentation in the Edale Gulf. These were drilled on the Alport and Edale anticlines lying some 12 km and 3 km north of the Derbyshire carbonate platform.

1972). Clayton et al. (1977) equates the base of the NC Zone to a position within the P2 goniatite Zone. Correlation. Sequence EC5 ties in well with a late Asbian-early Brigantian phase of tectonic activity in the Bowland Basin (Gawthorpe 1986, 1987a). Basaltic lavas on the Derbyshire Dome (the Lower and Upper Miller's Dale Lavas) lie along strike from, and are stratigraphically equivalent to, the volcanic centres developed along the hanging-wall margin of the Widmerpool Gulf (Macdonald et al.

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