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Faults, intrusions and flood basalts: the Cenozoic structure of the north of Ireland

Anderson, Hugh; Walsh, John; Cooper, Mark. 2016 Faults, intrusions and flood basalts: the Cenozoic structure of the north of Ireland. In: Young, M.E., (ed.) Unearthed: impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, 179-189, 9pp.

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Abstract/Summary

Detailed digital mapping of the Tellus aero-magnetic data set has revealed the extent and timing of igneous activity in the north of Ireland during the Palaeogene period (c.66–23 million years). These data have provided a unique opportunity to constrain the geometry, scale and development of similarly aged faults in the region. Recognition and analysis of these structures has broadened the understanding of Cenozoic tectonics of Britain and Ireland, with potential implications for fluid flow in hydrocarbon and groundwater reservoirs.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.3318/978-1-908996-88-6.ch14
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
ISBN: 9781908996879
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 23 Jan 2017 11:49 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515914

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