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The latest Ordovician and lower Silurian fill of the Welsh Basin contains a range (in terms of scale, sediment texture, stratigraphic architecture and supply configuration) of deep-water depositional systems that record the influence of basin-floor topography on sediment distribution patterns. Systems supplied from the eastern basin margin at a time of broadly rising relative sea-level are interpreted to have initially filled an inboard base of slope depression lying above a tilted basement fault block (Cerig Gwynion Grits System). An opposing slope is thought to have caused deflection of turbidity currents to run parallel with the strike of the slope....

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