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Craven Basin and southern Pennines

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C. N. Waters
C. N. Waters
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N. S. Jones
N. S. Jones
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J. D. Collinson
J. D. Collinson
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C. J. Cleal
C. J. Cleal
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January 01, 2011

Abstract

Carboniferous rocks within this area occupy the region contiguous with the northern Pennines to the north (Chapter 12) and the Peak District to the south (Chapter 10). All of the stages of the Carboniferous are present at outcrop, with the exception of Stephanian strata, which are absent. The oldest Tournaisian strata crop out within the Craven Basin, and are represented by ramp carbonate rocks (Bowland High Group) deposited on the Bowland High and adjacent Lancaster Fells and Bowland sub-basins. These carbonate rocks are overlain by mainly Visean hemi-pelagic mudstone and carbonate turbidites (lower part of Craven Group). To the south of the Pendle Fault System (Fig. 34), further platform carbonate rocks are proved in the subsurface above the Central Lancashire High (Trawden Limestone Group) and the Holme High and Heywood High (Holme High Limestone Group). These carbonate rocks, which developed during the Tournaisian to late Visean, are known only from well records and geophysical information and are not divided into formations. During the Visean, the platform carbonate rocks pass laterally into more basinal successions in the Harrogate, Rossendale and Huddersfield sub-basins (Craven Group). The lithostratigraphical nomenclature for the Tournaisian and Visean strata is that of Waters et al. (2009), adapted from Riley (1990).

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles

C. N. Waters
C. N. Waters
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I. D. Somerville
I. D. Somerville
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N. S. Jones
N. S. Jones
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C. J. Cleal
C. J. Cleal
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J. D. Collinson
J. D. Collinson
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R. A. Waters
R. A. Waters
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B. M. Besly
B. M. Besly
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M. T. Dean
M. T. Dean
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M. H. Stephenson
M. H. Stephenson
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J. R. Davies
J. R. Davies
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E. C. Freshney
E. C. Freshney
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D. I. Jackson
D. I. Jackson
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W. I. Mitchell
W. I. Mitchell
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J. H. Powell
J. H. Powell
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W. J. Barclay
W. J. Barclay
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M. A. E. Browne
M. A. E. Browne
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B. E. Leveridge
B. E. Leveridge
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S. L. Long
S. L. Long
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D. McLean
D. McLean
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Geological Society of London
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26
ISBN electronic:
9781862396944
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

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