A Geological History of Britain – part 6

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Lime, sand and coal – the Carboniferous

The lecture slides for the class can be found here: 2012_GHB_Lect6_bw

An overview of the Carboniferous period is provided on the Natural England website here.

A free publication on the geology of the North Pennines can be found here.

A brief overview of the Yoredale Group in Northumberland National Park can be found here.

The story of Carboniferous oil and the first well in mainland Britain can be found here.


Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Cote de Saur. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist for hire. Can be found twittering and facebooking as @fossiliam.


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