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A Field Guide to the Carboniferous Sediments of the Shannon by James L. Best,Paul B. Wignall

By James L. Best,Paul B. Wignall

The Carboniferous Shannon Basin of Western eire has develop into probably the most visited box parts on the earth. It offers a great chance for studying quite a lot of historical sedimentary environments, together with carbonate shelf, reefs and dust mounds, black shales and phosphates, and a spectrum of deep sea, shallow marine, fluvio-deltaic and alluvial siliciclastic sediments. the world boasts huge outcrops and a few of the main popular sections via turbidites, large-scale delicate sediment deformation positive aspects and sediments that reveal a reaction to tectonic and sea-level controls.

This box advisor presents the 1st synthesis of the crucial localities during this quarter of Western eire, and provides an simply available guide that would advisor the reader to, and inside of, quite a lot of sedimentary facies, permitting an realizing of the evolving nature of the fill of this Carboniferous basin and the context of its sedimentary and tectonic evolution. The consultant summarizes fresh and new paintings within the quarter through more than a few authors and descriptions problems with present debate in regards to the Shannon Basin and its palaeoenvironmental interpretation. the sector consultant will locate huge use in educating and study via educational researchers, expert and novice geologists, in addition to through utilized geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who use those outcrops as analogues for subsurface reservoirs in lots of components of the world.

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