The stratigraphy and structure of the Devonian rocks around Liskeard, East Cornwall, with regional implications

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.143.1.0095
Authors:Burton, C. J.; Tanner, P. W. G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Glasgow, Dep. Geol., Glasgow, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Variscan structure of south west England and related areas; proceedings of a meeting
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, 143(1), p.95-105; Variscan structure of south west England and related areas, Plymouth, United Kingdom, Oct. 27-28, 1984. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 57 refs.; sects., strat. cols., chart, geol. sketch maps
Summary:New macrofaunal evidence is put forward to confirm that rocks in this area are of Lower to early Upper Devonian age. Open shallow marine shelf conditions prevailed with local development of pillow lavas and pillow fragment breccias. A Middle Devonian axial ridge running from Tor Bay to Bodmin has been identified, separating a redefined Trevone basin from the S Cornish basin. A steeply- dipping slaty cleavage associated with gently plunging, major early folds is seen in the Liskeard area. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Devonian; Lithofacies; Paleozoic; Stratigraphy; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Liskeard
Abstract Numbers:86M/3651
Record ID:1991045130
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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