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Stratigraphic relations of the Lower Greensand (Lower Cretaceous) of the Calne area, Wiltshire

Abstract:

The Lower Greensand (Aptian-Albian) around Calne, lies on Jurassic Lower Kimmeridge Clay (mid-Aulacostephanoides mutabilis Zone) and comprises a lower, relatively clean, fine to medium grained sand, overlain by iron-rich poorly-sorted, medium to coarse grained sandstone. The upper beds are identified as the Carstone, but the lower sands are lithologically different from the closely adjacent Lower Greensand occurrences on the margins of the Wessex Basin. They are here named the Calne Sands For...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Proceedings - Geologists' Association
Volume:
101
Issue:
4
Pages:
265-278
Publication date:
1990
URN:
uuid:8fbb5be4-9ce7-431e-999e-3f28df762087
Source identifiers:
81963
Local pid:
pubs:81963
Language:
English

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