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Formation of carboniferous limestone GCSE Geography

17/02/2015 The geological formation of carboniferous limestone rock is illustrated. Fossil formation is mentioned but not shown. An animation shows the build up of layers of calcite (from marine organisms

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Carboniferous Limestone S-cool, the revision website

Carboniferous limestone is an example of a pervious rock, as it allows water to flow through the joints and bedding planes. The main processes, which affect it, are carbonation and solution. The two best areas of carboniferous limestone in Britain are the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.

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Carboniferous Limestone

The Carboniferous Limestone is a significant landscape-forming rock unit in each of the depositional provinces of Great Britain within which it is found. Within Pembrokeshire the Carboniferous Limestone forms the spectacular coastal cliffs at St Govan’s Head along from which are features such as Huntsman's Leap and the Green Bridge of Wales, a natural arch. It forms prominent headlands such as th

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Lower Carboniferous rocks (359 to 327 million years ago

Lower Carboniferous rocks (359 to 327 million years ago) The Black Rock Limestone predominantly comprises dark grey or black limestone with abundant crinoid remains, and varies from c. 250 m thick in the western Mendips to 370 m in the east. Thin shaly beds occur in the lower and middle parts of the succession and there are two intervals characterised by sheets and nodules of chert, c. 30

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Carboniferous limestone with corals Virtual Microscope

This Lower Carboniferous limestone comes from the Whitesands and Barns Ness area, South-East of Dunbar, North Berwickshire, Scotland. The rock contains distinctive Koninckophyllum corals and brachiopod shell fragments cemented by a calcium carbonate rich mud known as micrite. In thin section, the corals are formed of coarse grained sparry calcite and some appear to be linked, note that all the

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Limestone Types, Properties, Composition, Formation, Uses

Carboniferous Limestone; Coquina A sedimentary rock that is composed mostly of fragments of shells; Coral rag; Chalk A soft, white, porous sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate ; Fossiliferous limestone; Lithographic limestone; Oolite Sedimentary rock formed from ooids; Rag-stone Work done with stones that are quarried in thin pieces; Shelly limestone; Travertine A

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Chas. Long & Son (Aggregates) Ltd. Products: Stone

Rock type: Carboniferous Limestone; Product name/description: Dolomitic Limestone Type 1 Sub-base. This is a limestone graded material produced and supplied to conform to Clause 803 of the Specification for Highway Works. Product size: 0-40mm; Applications: Used as a base for material for house, path and drive foundations. Colour: Yellow/brown; Shape: Angular/rounded; Packing:

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Carboniferous rocks NatureScot

Carboniferous rocks. Scotland lay at the equator during the Carboniferous period, between 359 million and 299 million years ago. Rainforest covered the Central Belt or Midland Valley area at this time, and the surrounding tropical seas had thriving coral reefs and abundant fauna. Rocks formed from the sediments and corals of the near-shore

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Crushed & Graded Limestone Rocks l Smith Bletchington

We supply a range of high quality, Cotswold crushed and graded limestone rocks in a variety of sizes. These aggregates are supplied from the group’s quarry at Ardley. A wide selection of stones are available. Examples include Gabion Stone, Carboniferous Stone and Dust Stone. We aim to provide limestone suitable for a range of applications including the construction of riding arenas

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The Carboniferous Limestone British Geological Survey

The Carboniferous Limestone as an aquifer. The Carboniferous Limestone is a massive, well-fissured karstic limestone that gives large water supplies of up to 175 l/sec from resurgences in the Mendips and South Wales, and borehole yields of up to 40

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Carboniferous limestone

The most widely-distributed sedimentary rock is Carboniferous limestones, the main rock across much of the central lowlands. In most places the limestones are overlain by materials deposited during or after the last glaciation. In a few areas, however, the cover is thin or non-existent and a distinctive limestone landscape has developed. This landscape can be characterised by underground

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Carboniferous limestone with corals Virtual Microscope

This Lower Carboniferous limestone comes from the Whitesands and Barns Ness area, South-East of Dunbar, North Berwickshire, Scotland. The rock contains distinctive Koninckophyllum corals and brachiopod shell fragments cemented by a calcium carbonate rich mud known as micrite. In thin section, the corals are formed of coarse grained sparry calcite and some appear to be linked, note that all the

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Lower Carboniferous rocks (359 to 327 million years ago

Lower Carboniferous rocks (359 to 327 million years ago) The Black Rock Limestone predominantly comprises dark grey or black limestone with abundant crinoid remains, and varies from c. 250 m thick in the western Mendips to 370 m in the east. Thin shaly beds occur in the lower and middle parts of the succession and there are two intervals characterised by sheets and nodules of chert, c. 30

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Carboniferous limestone with crinoids Virtual Microscope

This Lower Carboniferous limestone contains many fragments of crinoid ossicles that were once the stems of ancient marine animals attached to the sea bed, sometimes called sea lilies. There are also many fragments of brachiopod shells. The sample comes from Bucket Rocks, Berwick upon Tweed, England, and is cemented by a carbonate rich mud. The thin section is dominated by two species of

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Bedrock Geology UK North: Carboniferous Earthwise

The lower part of the succession throughout much of the Carboniferous outcrop in Northern Ireland is assigned to the Tyrone and Carlingford limestone groups (C2) and their several lateral equivalents at the base of the sequence (C1). Deposition commenced in the Tournaisian or early Visean: fluvial to shallow marine clastic rocks alternate with limestone and mudstone and were deposited largely

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Limestone Upland limestone landscapes National 5

Limestone landscapes. If carboniferous limestone. is capped by impermeable rock, surface streams can run on to limestone. However, this water disappears from the surface, either by seeping through

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Limestone pavement The Wildlife Trusts

Limestone pavement comprises exposed, flat expanses of Carboniferous, Dalradian and Durness limestone. The flat slabs of rock are scored with deep, undulating fissures (known as ‘grykes’). These can be up to 6m deep, although most are 1-2 m. Shallow erosion pans and pock marks are also found on the intervening blocks (‘clints’). Most limestone pavement is grazed, and the rock surface

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Crushed & Graded Limestone Rocks l Smith Bletchington

We supply a range of high quality, Cotswold crushed and graded limestone rocks in a variety of sizes. These aggregates are supplied from the group’s quarry at Ardley. A wide selection of stones are available. Examples include Gabion Stone, Carboniferous Stone and Dust Stone. We aim to provide limestone suitable for a range of applications including the construction of riding arenas

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Cheddar Gorge, Geology. (by Ian West)

Cheddar Gorge, is a classic gorge or canyon, geological exposure of Carboniferous Limestone, and it is most famous for its caves. The thick limestone is varied and fossiliferous in parts, but much of the rock is very hard, non-porous limestone, the details of which are obscured by a dark grey surface. However, the geological details have long been studied. This webpage is intended by means of

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Carboniferous Limestone Rock WordPress

The Carboniferous Limestone rock of the White Peak of Derbyshire is about 350 million years old and made from the limey shells, bones and secretions of marine life. Creatures living in ancient seas obtained calcium from sea water to make their shells, bones, and structures. When these creatures died they sank to the sea floor where they were gradually compressed and cemented together to make

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Lower Carboniferous fossils (359 to 326 million years ago

Black Rock Limestone Subgroup. The Black Rock Limestone is the most fossiliferous part of the Carboniferous Limestone in the Mendips. The remains of crinoids, brachiopods and corals are especially abundant, and three broad faunal subdivisions can be recognised.

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carboniferous STONE ROOF

Rocks of Carboniferous age extend from the Bristol area, through South Wales to Northumberland and reappear in the Glasgow Edinburgh belt of Scotland. They are divided into two main subsystems: the older Dinantian or Carboniferous Limestone, and the Silesian, which contains the Namurian or Millstone Grit and the Westphalian or Coal Measures. The majority of Carboniferous sources of roofing

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Dolomitization of the Carboniferous Limestone of the Peak

Some 50 km2 of the Carboniferous Limestone outcrop in the southern half of the Peak District shows evidence of alteration of the original limestone to dolomite, locally known as dunstone from its dull brownish grey colour on weathered surfaces. The dolomitized area (Fig. 1) is less than a tenth of the total White Peak limestone outcrop, but the alteration has produced both distinctive rocks

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In Love with Limestone Dales Rocks

The Great Scar Limestone, forming the massive plateau on which Ingleborough rests, began to be laid down in a warm, shallow sea close to the equator, some 340 million years ago in what we know as the Carboniferous (coal forming) period. The coal was actually formed from vegetation growing in steamy swamps towards the end of the period and the limestones are considerably older.

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What Is the Hardness of Limestone? Hunker

Carboniferous limestone takes form as either a fine-grained calcite mud in ancient shallow seas or as shelly limestone. Shelly limestone forms from layers of crushed coral. Both find use in industry as strong stones for use in roads, cement, and architecture. Caches of limestone from different locations can possess different hardness scores. F.G. Bell reported in the "Bulletin of Engineering

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Welcome to The Clitheroe Geotrail GeoLancashire

In later Carboniferous limestone successions some muddy partings are the result of volcanic ash falls. Siliciclastic mud brought nutrients and minerals into the basin and increased biological productivity. The source of all local carbonate rock is biogenic. Most is formed in shallow water, an area known as the carbonate factory. Productivity in the carbonate factory limits the rate of

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Malham Cove The Geological Society

The limestone pavement at the top is a superb example of later karst weathering. Rock Formation. The limestone was formed during the early Carboniferous (Dinantian, 359-331 Million years ago), when sea levels rose and northern England was flooded by warm, tropical seas. At this time the area was about 10⁰ south of the equator.

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Welsh limestone tiles, slabs & more sourced and

The limestone of North Wales is classified as carboniferous limestone; a sedimentary rock. It is more specifically from the Visean era, some 330-346 million years ago. It was formed by the shallowing of tropical seas, abundant with sea life. The rock is made up of millions of sea creatures, such as brachiopods and crinoids, encased in carbonate mud. The tropical sea in what is now known as

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Mendip Hills, Geology by Ian West

Rock-Armour Carboniferous Limestone Blocks Large blocks of limestone from the Merehead or Torr Works Quarry are easily accessible at the shore of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. They have been used successfully for sea defence rock armour (armour-rock or armor-rock). The blocks are used in various places in the sea defences but are best observed where they have become scoured clean by the

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