West Cumbria in northern England, comprising a series of Permo-Triassic sandstones and
limestones and parts of the Zechstein evaporite series, exhibits some of the best karstic
and mineralisation features in the UK. Localities visited illustrate the evolution of classic
sandy braided river sequences and the association of carbonates and evaporites as reservoir
and seal units. This trip also provides the opportunity to view the Pennine fault system,
which formed during the Hercynian Orogeny and represents a major control on the structure
of northern England; Ordovician volcanics of the Borrowdale Group, thought to represent
the remains of a volcanic island arc; and the last working deep iron ore mine in Western
This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our Carbonate Reservoir Geology
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