The Sherwood Sandstone Group (Triassic) of the Wessex Basin, southern England

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Authors:Holloway, S.; Milodowski, A. E.; Strong, G. E.; Warrington, G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Br. Geol. Surv., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
Source:Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 100(3), p.383-394. Publisher: Geologists' Association, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7878
Publication Date:1989
Note:In English. 41 refs.; illus. incl. 1 plates, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Data from released wells indicate that the subdivision of the Sherwood Sandstone group into the Budleigh Salterton pebble beds and the Otter Sandstone formation is equally applicable to both the outcrop and subcrop of the group in the Wessex basin. The Sherwood Sandstone group was deposited largely from braided streams but an inland sabkha may have occupied the depocentre during deposition of the lower parts of the Otter Sandstone formation. The Budleigh Salterton pebble beds may have been removed from parts of the Wessex basin by erosion prior to deposition of the Otter Sandstone formation. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Amphibia; Biostratigraphy; Carnian; Cement; Chordata; Clastic rocks; Clastic sediments; Cores; Correlation; Erosional unconformities; Fluvial environment; Lithostratigraphy; Mesozoic; Microfossils; Paleogeography; Paleozoic; Palynomorphs; Pebbles; Permian; Reptilia; Sebkha environment; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentation; Sediments; Semi-arid environment; Sherwood Sandstone; Stratigraphy; Terrestrial environment; Tetrapoda; Triassic; Unconformities; Upper Permian; Upper Triassic; Vertebrata; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Wessex Basin; Western Europe; Budleigh Salterton Pebble Beds; Environment; Nettlecombe; Otter Sandstone; Southampton; Southern England
Abstract Numbers:90M/3585
Record ID:1990000012
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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