Upper Palaeozoic sediments and structure in North Cornwall; a reinterpretation

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Authors:Selwood, E. B.; Stewart, I. J.; Thomas, J. M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Exeter, Dep. Geol., Exeter, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
Source:Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.96 (Part 2), p.129-141. Publisher: Geologists' Association, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7878
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 22 refs.; illus. incl. sketch maps
Summary:Inland from the north Cornwall coast, from Boscastle to Rusey Cliff, shallow-water sandstones (Boscastle formation and Laneast quartzite formation) and slates (Buckator formation) of Upper Devonian-Namurian age are recognized for the first time. They form the NW part of a major nappe which underthrusts the Upper Carboniferous flysch basin of central SW England. Substantial northward displacements are suggested. The problem of conficting tectonic transport directions in the area is resolved. (Authors' abstract) [P.Br.]
Subjects:Carboniferous; Clastic rocks; Cliffs; Devonian; Displacements; Faults; Flysch; Metamorphic rocks; Namurian; Nappes; Paleozoic; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Sediments; Slates; Stratigraphy; Structural geology; Tectonics; Thrust faults; Transport; Upper Carboniferous; Upper Paleozoic; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Boscastle; Boscastle Formation; Buckatur Formation; Crackington Formation; Fire Beacon Chert; Laneast Quartzite; Northern Cornwall; Rusey Cliff
Abstract Numbers:86M/1077
Record ID:1986000806
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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