The carbonate geology of the Isle of Anglesey in North West Wales is both beautiful
and instructive. The Lower Carboniferous Dinantian carbonates of the Clwyd Group
provide an excellent opportunity to study the role of eustatic sea level in carbonate
deposition. They comprise a well-exposed succession of tropical cyclothems, illustrating
cycles of depositional environments from shoals to open marine shelf, with periods of
emergence marked by palaeokarstic surfaces and local dolomitisation. The cycles reflect
climate variations and the advance and retreat of polar ice during the Carboniferous. The
carbonates of Anglesey also host an abundance of marine fossils and some interesting
structural features. This trip can also be combined with our “Subduction and Deformation
on Anglesey, North Wales” field trip for a complete structural and sedimentological picture
of the area.
This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our courses on Carbonate Reservoir
Geology, Integrated Sequence Stratigraphy or our Exploration Workshop.
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