Revised geology of Kerry Head, County Kerry

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Authors:Diemer, J. A.; Bridge, J. S.; Sanderson, D. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
State Univ. N.Y., Dep. Geol. Sci., Binghampton, NY, United States
Queens Univ. Belfast, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Irish Journal of Earth Sciences
Source:Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 8(2), p.113-138. Publisher: Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland. ISSN: 0790-1763
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 37 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:The 'Old Red Sandstone' here consists of sandstones with interbedded sandstones and mudstones. The sequence is divided stratigraphically into the Glandahalin formation, mainly Famennian, the Inshaboy formation (Famennian-Tournaisian) and the Kilmore formation. The sandstones were deposited in laterally- migrating, S-flowing river channels, and the sandstones-mudstones were deposited on vegetated flood plains with a rising water table. The 'Lower Limestone Shales' (Clashmelcon formation) formed during progressive drowning of an estuary during the Tournaisian transgression. The structure is dominated by a plunging E-W anticline. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Anticlines; Areal geology; Clastic rocks; Devonian; Faults; Folds; Laminations; Mudstone; Old Red Sandstone; Paleozoic; Planar bedding structures; Sandstone; Sea-level changes; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentary structures; Transgression; Variscan Orogeny; Europe; Ireland; Kerry Ireland; Western Europe; Clashmelcon Formation; Glandahalin Formation; Inshaboy Formation; Kerry Head; Kilmore Formation
Abstract Numbers:94M/1276
Record ID:1990010946
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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