Rogers, SL (2017) The occurrence of seismites in the Upper Silurian Whitcliffe Formation of the old Whitcliffe quarry, Ludlow. Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society, 18. 61 -73. ISSN 1750-855X

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Sediments exposed in the old Whitcliffe quarry west of Ludford Bridge, Ludlow are micaceous, calcareous siltstones representing a transition from shallow marine to terrestrial environments. Two deformed beds (20 cm and 40 cm thick) are exposed, sandwiched between layers of undeformed siltstone. These are believed to be syndepositional features and are interpreted, by excluding all other possible triggering mechanisms, as seismites. Deformation takes the form of load casting (simple and pendulous), thixotropic bowls and some convolute bedding. Orientations of convolute slumping are near vertical and no direction of slumping can be inferred.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author; made available with permission of the Shropshire Geological Society.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 12:24

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