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The Gribun Formation; clues to the latest Cretaceous history of western Scotland

Jake M. Hancock
The Gribun Formation; clues to the latest Cretaceous history of western Scotland (in The millennium issue, Colin Braithwaite (editor), Robert Cheeney (editor), Tim Dempster (editor), Rob Duck (editor), Peter Hill (editor), Sue Rigby (editor), Phil Stone (editor) and Roy Thompson (editor))
Scottish Journal of Geology (2000) 36, Part 2: 137-141

Abstract

In the Inner Hebrides the Gribun Conglomerate Formation (possibly Maastrichtian in age) lies above the Cretaceous Chalk and below the Palaeocene basalts. It is best developed on the Island of Mull, but is also found further north in Skye. The Gribun Formation and the Chalk record several episodes of widespread silicification during the Late Cretaceous and possibly again very early in the Palaeocene. This silicification is evidence of arid or semi-arid terrestrial conditions. The possible absence of Campanian sediment may have been caused by magmatic underplating.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 36, Part 2
Title: The Gribun Formation; clues to the latest Cretaceous history of western Scotland
Title: The millennium issue
Author(s): Hancock, Jake M.
Author(s): Braithwaite, Colineditor
Author(s): Cheeney, Roberteditor
Author(s): Dempster, Timeditor
Author(s): Duck, Robeditor
Author(s): Hill, Petereditor
Author(s): Rigby, Sueeditor
Author(s): Stone, Phileditor
Author(s): Thompson, Royeditor
Affiliation: Imperial College, T. H. Huxley School of Environment, Earth Sciences & Engineering, London, United Kingdom
Pages: 137-141
Published: 2000
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
References: 22
Accession Number: 2002-015649
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, geol. sketch map
N56°15'00" - N56°40'00", W06°30'00" - W05°40'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200206
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