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Comment on “Structural geology of the Upper Cretaceous Chalk Central Mass, Isle of Wight, UK” by Rory Mortimore. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, vol. 122 (2), 2012, pp. 298–331

Farrant, Andrew R.; Hopson, Peter M.; Woods, Mark A.; Booth, Kathryn A.; Evans, David J.. 2012 Comment on “Structural geology of the Upper Cretaceous Chalk Central Mass, Isle of Wight, UK” by Rory Mortimore. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, vol. 122 (2), 2012, pp. 298–331. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 123 (3). 533-536. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.12.004

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Abstract/Summary

The Chalk Group of the Central Downs of the Isle of Wight forms a relay ramp between two major inverted extensional faults. Mortimore (2011) presented a structural model of this key area based on a geological map constructed from detailed logging of a limited set of exposed sections. The area has been recently mapped at 1:10,000 scale by the British Geological Survey. Our interpretation of the geological structure differs significantly from that proposed by Mortimore, and suggests that Chalk has relatively uniform dips that progressively steepen towards the hanging wall of the E-W oriented basement faults. However, a suite of mapped extensional faults indicates an element of differential movement or transpression along the main basement structures

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.12.004
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)
ISSN: 00167878
Date made live: 07 Nov 2012 11:49
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/20250

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