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GCR block descriptions: Mesozoic–Tertiary Stratigraphy 1997


Provided here are the Mesozoic–Tertiary Stratigraphy GCR block descriptions, produced as part of the Geological Conservation Review. These ‘blocks’ provided an overall structure for site selection by ensuring that the different themes of geoheritage or Earth science would receive comparable treatment.

The Mesozoic–Tertiary Stratigraphy GCR block descriptions provided here include the following:

  • Block 1: Aalenian - Bajocian (AAL-BAJ);
  • Block 4: Aptian - Albian (APT-ALB);
  • Block 8: Bathonian (BAT);
  • Block 9: Berriasian, Valanginian, Hauterivian, Barremian (BER-BAR);
  • Block 21: Callovian (CLV);
  • Block 20: Cenomanian, Turonian, Senonian, Maastrichtian (CEN-MAA);
  • Block 36: Hettangian, Sinemurian and Pliensbachian (HET-PBN);
  • Block 40: Kimmeridgian (KIM);
  • Block 73: Neogene (NEO);
  • Block 63: Oxfordian (OXF);
  • Block 72: Palaeogene (PGN);
  • Block 90: Portlandian - Berriasian (PTL-BER);
  • Block 91: Rhaetian (RTN);
  • Block 98: Toarcian (TOA);
  • Block 104: Wealden (WDN).

GCR block descriptions are based largely on existing GCR publications, where available. More detailed information about the topics covered in each block can be found in the relevant GCR volume.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1997··

GCR block descriptions for the Mesozoic–Tertiary category, produced through the Geological Conservation Review.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2024·04·16

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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