The Silkstone rock (Westphalian A) from the East Pennines, England; implications for sand body genesis

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.152.5.0819
Authors:Guion, Paul D.; Banks, Nigel L.; Rippon, John H.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Oxford Brookes University, Geology and Cartography Division, Oxford, United Kingdom
Other:
Banks Consulting, United Kingdom
British Coal, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of London
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.152(Part 5), p.819-832. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1995
Note:In English. 53 refs.; block diags., sects., strat. cols., 1 table, sketch map
Summary:The Silkstone Rock is a major multistorey channel sandstone formed in a delta environment with minimal marine influence. It occupies up to three interseam intervals in the east Pennine coalfield, and exceeds 50 m in thickness and 15 km in width at its maximum development, which is larger than many Westphalian channel sand bodies. The major channel belt acted as a long-lived distributary system that flowed towards the E, away from the overall basin depocentre, with its position being controlled mainly by deltaic processes. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Carboniferous; Clastic rocks; Coal seams; Paleozoic; Planar bedding structures; Sand bodies; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentary structures; Upper Carboniferous; Westphalian; England; Europe; Great Britain; Pennines; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Silkstone Rock
Abstract Numbers:96M/1153
Record ID:1996011183
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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