Carbonate Reef Facies of the Craven District, Northern England, UK

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Rocks of the Craven District in Northern England are instructive in illustrating structurallycontrolled facies variations within the Lower Carboniferous marine carbonate geology of northern England. Reefs accumulated in fluctuating marine environments, with interbeds of shale reflecting periodic low energy sedimentation in deeper marine environments and interbeds of well sorted crinoid debris reflecting higher energy periods associated with shallower marine environments. Karstic surfaces reflect periods of emergence with boulder beds representing erosion. The extensive carbonate exposures also contain an abundance of marine fossil faunas useful for biostratigraphic correlation.

This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our Carbonate Reservoir Geology and Integrated Sequence Stratigraphy courses.



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