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Phanerozoic Ironstones,

Product Code: SP046
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by T P Young & W E G Taylor
Publication Date: 01 May 1989
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This volume includes the papers presented at the International Symposium on Phanerozoic Ironstones held at the University of Sheffield in April 1987. Some sixty workers from eight nations attended the meeting and its accompanying field excursions. These field excursions visited Ordovician and Jurassic ironstones in North Wales, Yorkshire and Humberside. The symposium represented the starting point for the establishment of the International Geological Correlation Programme Project 277: Phanerozoic Oolitic Ironstones in 1988. 

The volume has been organized into four major sections following a very necessary Introduction to the terminology of ironstones. The Geochemical and Mineralogical Framework, so important in the understanding of the formation of ironstones, sets the scene. The broader Stratigraphic Patterns are considered in a series of authoritative papers on a global and regional scale. Intriguing and complex aspects of the Fabrics of irons tones from the submicroscopic to the mesoscopic are then covered, and the volume is completed by a series of Case Studies from various locations in the world. 


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 0-903317-43-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-0-903317-43-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 280
Weight: 0.81 kg


YOUNG, T.P. Phanerozoic ironstones: an introduction and review • VELDE, B. Phyllosilicate formation in berthierine peloids and iron oolites • HARDER, H. Mineral genesis in ironstones: a model based upon laboratory experiments and petrographic observations• SPEARS, D.A. Aspects of iron incorporation into sediments with special reference to the Yorkshire Ironstones • VAN HOUTEN, F.B. & ARTHUR, M.A. Temporal patterns among Phanerozoic oolitic Ironstones and oceanic anoxia • YOUNG, T.P. Eustatically controlled ooidal ironstone deposition: facies relations of the Ordovician open-shelf ironstones of Western Europe • DREESEN, R. Oolitic ironstones as event-stratigraphical marker beds within the Upper Devonian of the Ardenno-Rhenish Massif • TEYSSEN, T. A depositional model for the Liassic Minette ironstones (Luxemburg and France), in comparison with other Phanerozoic oolitic ironstones • BHATTACHARYYA, D.B. Concentrated and lean oolites: examples from the Nubia Formation at Aswan, Egypt, and significance of the oolitic types in ironstone genesis • BAYER, U. Stratigraphic and environmental patterns of ironstone deposits • HUGHES, C.R. The application of analytical transmission electron microscopy to the Study of oolitic ironstones: a preliminary study • GEHRING, A.U. The formation of goethitic ooids in condensed Jurrassic deposits in Northern Switzerland • KEARSLEY, A.T. Iron-rich ooids, their mineralogy and microfabric: clues to their Origin and evolution • CHAUVEL, J.J. & GUERRAK, S. Oolitization processes in Palaeozoic ironstones of France, Algeria and Libya • SIEHL, A. & THEIN, J. Minette-type ironstones • GUERRAK, S. Time and space distribution of Palaeozoic oolitic ironstones in the Tindouf Basin, Algerian Sahara • TRYTHALL, R.J.B. The Mid-Ordovician oolitic ironstones of North Wales: a field Guide • MYERS, K.J. The origin of the Lower Jurassic Cleveland Ironstone Formation of Northeast England: evidence from portable gamma-ray spectrometry • GARZANTI, E., HAAS, R & JADOUL, F. Ironstones in the Mesozoic passive margin Sequence of the Tethys Himalaya (Zanskar, Northern India): sedimentology and Metamorphism • Geographical Index • Index


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