Cumbria and the northern Pennines

Waters, C.N.; Dean, M.T.; Jones, N.S.; Somerville, I.D.. 2011 Cumbria and the northern Pennines. In: Waters, Colin, (ed.) A revised correlation of Carboniferous rocks in the British Isles / Colin N. Waters ... [et al]. Bath : Geological Society, 2011. Geological Society of London, 82-88.

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Carboniferous rocks within the Cumbria and northern Pennines region are bound by the Maryport–Stublick–Ninety Fathom Fault System, which forms the northern boundary of the Lake District and Alston blocks (Fig. 12.1). In the Pennines, the succession occupies the Alston and Askrigg blocks and the intervening Stainmore Trough, a broadly east-west trending graben. Carboniferous strata also flank the Lake District High, occurring at outcrop in north Cumbria, Furness and Cartmel (south Cumbria) and the Vale of Eden, and in the subsurface in west Cumbria. The Askrigg Block succession is separated from that of the Craven Basin (Chapter 11), to the south, by the Craven Fault System.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)
Date made live: 10 Feb 2012 11:38 +0 (UTC)

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