Publication record details

Title The geology of NY74SE, Nenthead, Cumbria
Ref no OR/07/033
Author Clarke, S.M.
Year of publication 2007
Abstract This field report provides a summary of geological information to accompany the recently resurveyed 1:10 000-scale sheet NY74SE, Nenthead, Cumbria. It should be consulted in conjunction with the published geological standard maps and fieldslips corresponding to this area. The area comprises Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Alston Block, a regional high of the Carboniferous 'block and basin' structure of northern England. These strata are generally flat lying to gently dipping but are locally disturbed by late Carboniferous faults, many of which are intensely mineralised with ores of lead, zinc, iron and barium, and associated gangue minerals. Superficial deposits originating for the late Devensian glaciation and subsequent Holocene processes intermittently blanket the bedrock and can be up to 15 m thick.
Publisher British Geological Survey
Place of publication Nottingham, UK
Series Open Reports
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