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British Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 23) 2001

Corporate JNCC Publications 1 86107 488 3 Earth Science Geological Conservation Review MesozoicCenozoic Stratigraphy


Volume 23 of the Geological Conservation Review series, British Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy, provides a comprehensive explanation of the geology and geological significance of Upper Cretaceous GCR sites across the British Isles.

Thirty-seven GCR sites across the British Isles are described. Individual sites vary from coastal cliffs, many kilometres long, to individual small chalk pits. Where possible, sites have been extensively re-investigated to provide the most up-to-date reviews.

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 – The Upper Cretaceous rocks of the British Isles
  • Chapter 2 – Fossils of the Chalk and the ecology of the Upper Cretaceous Chalk seas
  • Chapter 3 – Southern Province, England
  • Chapter 4 – Transitional Province, England
  • Chapter 5 – Northern Province, England
  • Chapter 6 – Inner Hebrides Group, north-west Scotland
  • Appendix (Definition of the Upper Cretaceous stages and substages), References, Glossary, Fossil Index and General 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 2001··

Mortimore, R.N., Wood, C.J. & Gallois, R.W. 2001. British Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 23, JNCC, Peterborough.

Volume 23 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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