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Origin of Carboniferous sandstones fringing the northern margin of the Wales-Brabant Massif: insights from detrital zircon ages

Morton, Andrew; Waters, Colin; Fanning, Christopher; Chisholm, Ian; Brettle, Matt


A study of detrital zircon age populations in Namurian-Westphalian (Carboniferous) sandstones in the southern Central Pennine Basin of the UK has revealed considerable complexity in their provenance history. The Pendleian-Marsdenian Morridge Formation, which is known to have been derived from the Wales-Brabant Massif to the south on the basis of palaeocurrent and petrographic information, is dominated by zircons ultimately derived from the Caledonian belt to the north. These zircons were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Geological Journal
DOI: 10.1002/gj.2572


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