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The Cressbrook Dale lava and Litton Turf, between Longstone and Hucklow Edges, Derbyshire

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

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Abstract/Summary

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: 0025-990X
Date made live: 30 Aug 2011 13:19
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/15013

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