Anomalous Turonian-Campanian Chalk deposition in south Dorset; the influence of inherited pre-Albian structures.
Westhead, Keith; Woods, Mark. 1994 Anomalous Turonian-Campanian Chalk deposition in south Dorset; the influence of inherited pre-Albian structures. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 105 (2). 81-89. 10.1016/S0016-7878(08)80106-XFull text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
The Turonian-Campanian Upper Chalk in the area between Dorchester and Weymouth in Dorset shows an abnormal development of hard chalk beds in the late Coniacian-Santonian Micraster coranguinum to the early Campanian Gonioteuthis quadrata zones. The chalk is also strongly affected by faults representing the surface expression of reactivated underlying pre-Albian structures. This suggests a link between tectonism and Turonian-Campanian chalk deposition, which may be related to the proximity of the south Dorset disturbance.
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes > Other|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||19 Jan 2010 09:12|
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