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Descriptions of two thin sections from the glacial sediments exposed at Great Orton, Cumbria

Phillips, Emrys. 2007 Descriptions of two thin sections from the glacial sediments exposed at Great Orton, Cumbria. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 17pp. (IR/07/010) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the micromorphology of a prepared sample of Quaternary glaciogenic sediment and a glacial erratic exposed near Great Orton, Cumbria, on the southern side of the Solway Firth. The work forms part of the Southern Scotland Project of the Geology and Landscape Northern Britain Programme. The first part of the report provides a detailed description of a single thin section of an unconsolidated, sandy, silty clay present near the base of the section. The remainder of the report describes the mineralogy and petrology of a large granitic erratic found within the glaciogenic sequence and now located at the entrance to the Watchtree Nature Reserve at Great Orton.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Northern
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Contributors: Jon Merritt, Charlotte Vye. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed.
Additional Keywords: Cumbria, Glacial sediments
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Jun 2009 14:28
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7518

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