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The North Sea Basin: Eocene

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January 01, 2016

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The Paleocene-Eocene boundary is well defined in many areas of the North Sea Basin, often corresponding to (or close to) a signi?cant lithostratigraphic boundary. In the North Sea, this boundary is within the Sele Formation (in UK usage) and the Dornoch Formation. The entire Dornoch Formation is included in this chapter for convenience (Fig. 71). In onshore areas of the southern North Sea Basin (including the Paris Basin), the lower limit for the purpose of this chapter is at the base of the Tienen Formation (Belgium) and the Mont Bernon Group (Paris Basin). This is a close approximation to the Paleocene-Eocene boundary.

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Geological Society, London, Special Reports

A revised correlation of Tertiary rocks in the British Isles and adjacent areas of NW Europe

C. King
C. King
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A. S. Gale
A. S. Gale
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3QL, UK
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T. L. Barry
T. L. Barry
Department of Geology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
27
ISBN electronic:
9781862397071
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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