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British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 11) 1996


Volume 11 of the Geological Conservation Review series, British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy, forms an invaluable resource for all those interested in Upper Carboniferous sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeontology. The Upper Carboniferous ranks as one of the most significant parts of the geological column in Britain. This is a consequence of the economic importance of the coal, iron and clay contained within strata of this age – deposits that were central to Britain's rise as an industrial power in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The British Upper Carboniferous is also important for scientific reasons. The term 'Carboniferous' was first coined with reference to British geology and now, over a 170 years later, the IUGS Subcommission has returned to Britain, where rocks of this age are so wonderfully exposed, in its search for Upper Carboniferous stratotypes.

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 – Introduction and general background
  • Chapter 2 – International stage stratotypes
  • Chapter 3 – Culm Trough
  • Chapter 4 – South Wales
  • Chapter 5 – Forest of Dean and Severn coalfields
  • Chapter 6 – Bristol–Somerset Basin
  • Chapter 7 – English Midlands
  • Chapter 8 – North Wales
  • Chapter 9 – Millstone Grit of the Central Province
  • Chapter 10 – Coal Measures of the Pennine Basin
  • Chapter 11 – Northern England
  • Chapter 12 – Scottish Basin
  • References, Species 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 1996··

Cleal, C.J. & Thomas, B.A. 1996 British Upper Carboniferous Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series No. 11, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 0 412 72780 3.

Volume 11 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 2022·03·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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