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GEOLOGY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY DISTRICT (new copy)

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GEOLOGY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY DISTRICT
A brief explanation of the area covered by geological map Sheet 142

New copy

By J N Carney et al.


The British Geological Survey have produced these 'Sheet Explanations' to describe the geology of newly-surveyed 1:50,000 scale geological maps. They are effectively short guides to the geology of the area covered by the map.  

This is a concise account of the geology of the area around Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, and Keyworth. The rocks are Triassic and Jurassic in age with a thick cover of Quaternary deposits. Limestone and ironstone were quarried from the Lower Jurassic strata, and there was limited coal extraction from the concealed Carboniferous strata of the Vale of Belvoir coalfield. Also, gypsum is mined from Triassic strata and there are two producing oil wells drawing from reservoirs in Carboniferous sandstones.

These sheet explanations are only brief (in this case 34 pages) but they are packed with information and colour photographs.  They are written in a technical style so are not suitable for those with no previous knowledge of geology.

A5 booklet with soft cover. 34 pages. Full colour photos and illustrations. Published by the British Geological Survey. 2002. 


Size: 21 x 15 centimetres (A5 size)
Weight: 80 grams

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GEOLOGY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY DISTRICT (new copy)