Sequence stratigraphy of the type Wenlock area (Silurian), England

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    The type Wenlock Series is established around the village of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, and consists of the Buildwas, Coalbrookdale and Much Wenlock Limestone formations. Based upon new data and a re-evaluation of lithological and palaeontological data from the Lower Hill Farm Borehole and outcrops, an assessment of relative sea-level change has been made. Broadly, the type Wenlock consists of two shallow water carbonates separated by terrigenous sediments. Within this framework two major depositional sequences have been recognised, along with six higher-order sequences. These transgressive-regressive sequences have been calibrated against graptolite zonation schemes and are in general agreement with previously published Wenlock eustatic sea-level curves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-54
    Number of pages8
    JournalBollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


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