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Gypsum : geology, quarrying, mining and geological hazards in the Chellaston and Aston-on-Trent areas : Loughborough 1:50,000 sheet 141, 1:10,000 sheets SK33SE, SK32NE, SK43SW & SK42NW

Cooper, A.H.. 1996 Gypsum : geology, quarrying, mining and geological hazards in the Chellaston and Aston-on-Trent areas : Loughborough 1:50,000 sheet 141, 1:10,000 sheets SK33SE, SK32NE, SK43SW & SK42NW. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 23pp. (WA/96/030) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the occurrence, extraction and natural hazards related to Triassic gypsum in the Chellaston and Aston-on-Trent areas, south of Derby. A brief historical review of gypsum working from the Middle Ages onward is given. The stratigraphy of the gypsum and Cropwell Bishop Formation in the Mercia Mudstone Group is described. Details of the mines and quarries in the area are presented along with notes about their geology. Geological hazards, related to gypsum workings and natural gypsum dissolution, are noted. This work was undertaken as part of the BGS project to revise the Loughborough Geological Map (Sheet No. 141).

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: gypsum, alabaster, geohazards, mining, subsidence, quarrying
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Archaeology
Date made live: 02 Oct 2012 12:34
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19816

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