The Cressbrook Dale Lava and Litton Tuff, between Longstone and Hucklow Edges, Derbyshire

Hunter, John; Shaw, Richard. 2011 The Cressbrook Dale Lava and Litton Tuff, between Longstone and Hucklow Edges, Derbyshire. Mercian Geologist, 17 (4). 229-242.

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With only a small exposure near the head of its eponymous dale, the Cressbrook Dale Lava is the least exposed of the major lava flows interbedded within the Carboniferous platform-carbonate succession of the Derbyshire Peak District. It underlies a large area of the limestone plateau between Longstone Edge and the Eyam and Hucklow edges. The recent closure of all of the quarries and underground mines in this area provided a stimulus to locate and compile the existing subsurface information relating to the lava-field and, supplemented by airborne geophysical survey results, to use these data to interpret the buried volcanic landscape. The same sub-surface data-set is used to interpret the spatial distribution of the overlying Litton Tuff.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)
ISSN: ISSN 0025 990X
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Publishers PDF used with permission of journal
Additional Keywords: HiRES, Eyam Volcano,
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 11 Jul 2011 15:37

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