East Anglia and the London Basin (Paleocene and Eocene)
This chapter includes the Mid Paleocene-Early Eocene succession of East Anglia and the Late Paleocene-Mid Eocene succession of the London Basin. Reworked Danian microfossils in the London Basin are dealt with in Chapter 9. Neogene and early Quaternary deposits of East Anglia and the London Basin are included in Chapter 13, alongside their counterparts in adjacent areas of the southern North Sea. The Paleogene stratigraphy of these areas is summarized in Figure 118.
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This Special Report comprehensively describes the stratigraphy and correlation of the Tertiary (Paleogene-Neogene) rocks of NW Europe and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean and is the summation of fifty years of research on Tertiary sediments by Chris King. His book is essential reading for all geologists who deal with Tertiary rocks across NW Europe, including those in the petroleum industry and geotechnical services as well as academic stratigraphers and palaeontologists.
Introductory sections on chronostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and other methods of dating and correlation are followed by a regional summary of Tertiary sedimentary basins and their framework and an introduction to Tertiary igneous rocks. The third and largest segment comprises the regional stratigraphic summaries. Regions covered are the North Sea Basin, on shore areas of southern England and the eastern English Channel area, the North Atlantic margins (including non-marine basins in the Irish Sea and elsewhere) and the Paleogene igneous rocks of Scotland.