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Early Paleogene igneous rocks of the British Isles and adjacent areas

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January 01, 2016

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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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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
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27
ISBN electronic:
9781862397071
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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