By James L. Best,Paul B. Wignall
The Carboniferous Shannon Basin of Western eire has turn into probably the most visited box parts on the planet. It presents a great chance for reading a variety of historic sedimentary environments, together with carbonate shelf, reefs and dirt mounds, black shales and phosphates, and a spectrum of deep sea, shallow marine, fluvio-deltaic and alluvial siliciclastic sediments. the realm boasts vast outcrops and a few of the main popular sections via turbidites, large-scale smooth sediment deformation gains and sediments that show a reaction to tectonic and sea-level controls.
This box advisor presents the 1st synthesis of the relevant localities during this zone of Western eire, and provides an simply available guide that might advisor the reader to, and inside of, a variety of sedimentary facies, permitting an realizing of the evolving nature of the fill of this Carboniferous basin and the context of its sedimentary and tectonic evolution. The consultant summarizes contemporary and new paintings within the zone through various authors and descriptions problems with present debate about the Shannon Basin and its palaeoenvironmental interpretation. the sphere consultant will locate wide use in educating and learn via educational researchers, specialist and beginner geologists, in addition to through utilized geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who use those outcrops as analogues for subsurface reservoirs in lots of parts of the world.
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