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Palaeoenvironment of the plant bearing horizons of the Devonian–Carboniferous Kiltorcan Formation, Kiltorcan Hill, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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D. E. Jarvis
D. E. Jarvis
Department of Geology, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland (e-mail: ejarvis@ucc.ie)
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Published:
January 01, 2000

Abstract

The environment of deposition of the plant-bearing horizons of the Devonian– Carboniferous Kiltorcan Formation in Co. Kilkenny is poorly known. Previous studies suggested a possible lacustrine palaeoenvironment with plant material being swept in and fluvial conditions. Reinvestigation of the plant-rich localities on Kiltorcan Hill using both sedimentological facies and palynofacies suggests that there were high-sinuosity streams carrying fine-grained sediments with the plant fossils preserved on point bars, and marginal back-swamp conditions with plant material deposited close to the growth site.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

New Perspectives on the Old Red Sandstone

Geological Society of London
Volume
180
ISBN electronic:
9781862394285
Publication date:
January 01, 2000

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