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The geology of NY74SE, Nenthead, Cumbria

Clarke, S.M.. 2007 The geology of NY74SE, Nenthead, Cumbria. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 52pp. (OR/07/033) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This field report provides a summary of geological information to accompany the recently resurveyed 1:10 000-scale sheet NY74SE, Nenthead, Cumbria. It should be consulted in conjunction with the published geological standard maps and fieldslips corresponding to this area. The area comprises Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Alston Block, a regional high of the Carboniferous ‘block and basin’ structure of northern England. These strata are generally flat lying to gently dipping but are locally disturbed by late Carboniferous faults, many of which are intensely mineralised with ores of lead, zinc, iron and barium, and associated gangue minerals. Superficial deposits originating for the late Devensian glaciation and subsequent Holocene processes intermittently blanket the bedrock and can be up to 15 m thick.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Northern
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 03 Aug 2009 09:00
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7887

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