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Permian and Triassic Red Beds and the Penarth Group of Great Britain (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 24) 2002

Corporate JNCC Publications 1 86107 493 X Earth Science Geological Conservation Review MesozoicCenozoic Stratigraphy


Volume 24 of the Geological Conservation Review series, Permian and Triassic Red Beds and the Penarth Group of Great Britain, documents the broad range of desert environments of the Permian and Early to Mid Triassic deposits in Britain, as well as the brackish water to marginal marine environments of the Mid to Late Triassic times, and the marine Penarth Group deposits, of latest Triassic age, that cap the 'red-bed' sequence.

This is the first detailed overview of these fascinating sedimentary rocks. In it are details of the 68 GCR sites that have been selected to represent all aspects of the Permian non-marine deposits and the Triassic succession. In addition, the broad significance of the British Permo-Triassic rock record is considered in an international context, both in terms of regional geology and Earth history, and of developments in our understanding of 'red-bed' sedimentology.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – General introduction
  • Chapter 2 – British Permian red beds
  • Chapter 3 – British Triassic red beds
  • Chapter 4 – British Penarth Group sites
  • References, Glossary and Index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2002··

Benton, M.J., Cook, E. & Turner, P. 2002. Permian and Triassic Red Beds and the Penarth Group of Great Britain. Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 24, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86 107 493 X.

Volume 24 of the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·06·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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