Spectacular cyclothems of Asbian to Brigantian limestones are exposed on the Great Orme
peninsula in Llandudno, North Wales. These rocks were deposited on a shallow carbonate
shelf during the later stages of the Lower Carboniferous transgression, and display the
well-bedded cyclicity characteristic of shallow-water carbonate factories. The shallowing
up succession is capped by karst and the deposition of calcareous sandstone in a shoreface
setting. Dolomitised and mineralised fractures are in evidence, as are a range of fossil
biotas. This trip can also be combined with one or both of our Anglesey field trips for a
fuller picture of Carboniferous geology.
This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our Carbonate Reservoir Geology
course or our Exploration Workshop.
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