An atlas of Carboniferous basin evolution in northern by A J Fraser; R L Gawthorpe

By A J Fraser; R L Gawthorpe

Why an atlas of the Carboniferous in northern England? There can rarely be a extra researched procedure within the complete of the British Isles, given its common distribution at outcrop and annual appearances in different PhD theses (including these of the authors). yet maybe all we actually learn about the Carboniferous is not any greater than skimming the outside. during this atlas, utilizing glossy multifold seismic and borehole info amassed by means of the oil in its look for petroleum accumulations, we will be able to begin to glance past the skin exposures and achieve a few new insights into the constitution and stratigraphy of the subsurface (and floor) Carboniferous. the original charm of this atlas of seismic sections is that it's in accordance with information from onshore united kingdom. even though those traces have been initially shot as small segments focusing on person customers and developments, they've been spliced jointly to provide a sequence of basin-scale neighborhood strains which could be of worth to educational researchers and alike. With this atlas, we will stroll the seismic traces at outcrop and in lots of circumstances evaluate publicity to either the seismic information and linked palaeofacies maps. additionally on hand: The Geology of britain And Wales - ISBN 1862391998 The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case learn in series Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics - ISBN 1862391904 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of top of the range peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas popularity for the standard of its work.The many parts within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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Namurian and Westphalian strata are some 2 km thick in the syncline that separates the Pendle Monocline from the Rossendale High (Lancashire Coalfield), and about 1500 m in the Holme Chapel and Boulsworth boreholes (Fig. 18). There is no direct evidence for original thicknesses over the central part of the basin, but they are likely to have been in excess of the preserved 2km. Pendleian facies are typical Millstone Grits and Coal Measures, pervasive over this part of the central Pennine Basin. g.

Girtyi Subzone, P. commutatus Zone of Metcalfe (1981). Correlation. Similar high-angle shelf margins to those developed along the Hoton Fault are exposed nearby at Castleton in Derbyshire. In this case the Asbian grainstone shelf margin forms the northern margin of the Derbyshire Dome and supplied carbonate sediment northward into the Edale Gulf. Gutteridge (1987) concluded that in the region of the present-day Derbyshire Dome a major carbonate shelf developed across earlier basement topography.

Cleveland Basin Further north within the northern England rift system, seismo-stratigraphic interpretation becomes more problematic as, unlike the East Midlands, the Dinantian basins were not sediment starved and consequently had a dominantly clastic fill. In the Cleveland Basin, biostratigraphically calibrated borehole data have been crucial to interpretation of the stratigraphy and facies (Figs 1, 10 and 20). The Cleveland Basin trends east-west (Fig. 1) and is overlain for the most part by a thick Permian and Mesozoic cover which represents the onshore extension of the Sole Pit Trough (Kent 1975, Glennie & Boegner 1981; Van Hoorn 1987).

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