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Geology of Workington and Maryport 1:10000 sheets NY 02 NW, 03NW, SW: NX92NE, and part of 93 SE : parts of 1:50000 sheets 22 (Maryport) and 28 (Whitehaven)

Barnes, R.P.; Young, B.; Frost, D.V.; Land, D.H.. 1988 Geology of Workington and Maryport 1:10000 sheets NY 02 NW, 03NW, SW: NX92NE, and part of 93 SE : parts of 1:50000 sheets 22 (Maryport) and 28 (Whitehaven). Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 43pp. (WA/88/003) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the geology, mineral resources and geotechnical aspects of the Workington and Maryport area of Cumbria (Sheets NY02NW, 03NW,SW, NX92NE,SE). Lower, Middle and Upper Coal Measures (Westphalian A, B and C), which crop out over most of the district, are of fluvial facies, 500 m thick, with some 19 workable coals. Quaternary sediments which are commonly up to 30 m thick conceal much of the solid rocks. Coal has been mined extensively, but resources remain which could be worked opencast. Geotechnical problems result from subsidence over coal workings and shafts, many of which are inadequately documented. Weak clays, silts and peat in the Quaternary sequence may also cause foundation difficulties.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: NERC, Department of the Environment
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Geology, Carboniferous,Dinantian, Namurian,Westphalian, Coal Measures,Drift, Mining, Planning, Engineering Geology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 16 Mar 2015 11:42 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510119

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