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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 turn into some of the most visited box parts on the planet. It presents an excellent chance for analyzing a variety of historical sedimentary environments, together with carbonate shelf, reefs and dirt mounds, black shales and phosphates, and a spectrum of deep sea, shallow marine, fluvio-deltaic and alluvial siliciclastic sediments. the realm boasts wide outcrops and a few of the main popular sections via turbidites, large-scale gentle sediment deformation gains and sediments that show a reaction to tectonic and sea-level controls.

This box consultant offers the 1st synthesis of the valuable localities during this quarter of Western eire, and offers an simply available instruction manual that may consultant the reader to, and inside of, a variety of sedimentary facies, permitting an figuring out 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 region through a number authors and descriptions problems with present debate in regards to the Shannon Basin and its palaeoenvironmental interpretation. the sphere advisor will locate vast use in instructing and learn through 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 parts of the world.

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