Mineral investigations in the Northumberland trough : part 3, Ecclefechan-waterbeck area

Smith, R.T.; McMillan, A.A.; Bland, D.J.; Fortey, N.J. 1996 Mineral investigations in the Northumberland trough : part 3, Ecclefechan-waterbeck area. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 53pp. (WF/MR/96/021, Mineral Reconnaissance Programme open file report 21) (Unpublished)

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Two of the most important criteria for the formation of major SEDEX Irish-style deposits, the presence of syn-depositional faulting in a Lower Dinantian basin and a geothermal system over a zone of high heat flow in the crust, are fulfilled along the northern margin of the Solway-Northumberland basin. Recognition of the broad similarities in the geological and tectonic history of the sedimentary basins of east-central Ireland and northern England/southern Scotland prompted Mineral Reconnaissance Programme (MRP) interest in the Solway-Northumberland basin in the 1970's soon after discovery of the world-class Navan Zn-Pb deposit in Ireland (Andrew, 1993).

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Economic Minerals
Funders/Sponsors: Department of Trade and Industry, British Geological Survey
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: 24 May 2023 10:42 +0 (UTC)

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