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The Western Approaches Basin and Celtic Sea marine basins

January 01, 2016


The (Late Cretaceous-Tertiary) Western Approaches Basin trends ENE-WSW, extending 400 km from the western English Channel to the North Atlantic continental slope. It overlies the Western Approaches Trough, a Permian-mid-Cretaceous rifted basin, inverted in the mid-Cretaceous. It is bounded to the north and south by Variscan basement massifs; the Cornubian Massif to the north and the Armorican Massif to the south (Figs 42 & 167). It is entirely subsea, except for small outliers in Cornwall and on the Cotentin peninsula (see below). It lies partly in the UK offshore sector and partly in the French sector

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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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January 01, 2016




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