Early Paleogene igneous rocks of the British Isles and adjacent areas
2016. "Early Paleogene igneous rocks of the British Isles and adjacent areas", A revised correlation of Tertiary rocks in the British Isles and adjacent areas of NW Europe, C. King, A. S. Gale, T. L. Barry
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Onshore representatives of the British Tertiary Igneous Province (BTIP) are generally divided into the Northern Ireland (Sub-) Province, including the Antrim Lava Field and several central complexes, and the Hebridean (Sub-) Province, including the Inner Hebrides (Skye, Mull, etc.) and the adjacent Scottish mainland. These are summarized here, including their associated sediments, followed by the offshore volcanic centres and associated sills and dykes, mainly on the North Atlantic margins. These are mainly within or adjacent to major sedimentary basins; their associated flood basalts and pyroclastics are included in the preceding regional summaries, as are the igneous rocks of the Faroe Islands. The major dyke swarms are summarized separately, later in this chapter.
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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.