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Geology of Berwick-on-Tweed, Norham and Scremerston

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        LC Classifications1926
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 63 p. :
        Number of Pages55
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
        2Memoirs of the Geological Survey. England

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The overlying Scremerston Coal Group 300 m includes dominantly clastic sediments indicative of shallow water conditions, with fairly well sorted limestones and siltstones, sporadic marine bands rarely of limestone and numerous coal seams.

In the corner of the cove just beyond the step, climb a grassy dip slope to the cliff top path. 1926 Memoirs of the Geological Survey England, The Geology of Berwick-on-Tweed, Norham and Scremerston New Series Sheets 1 and 2 Plain Text Fowler, A. The minor fold structures on the Berwick foreshore are all concentrated around the hinge areas of larger folds and they have substantially attributed to the accommodation of these structures Shiells,1964.

6 m fossiliferous shales, then the Upper Bath-House Wood Limestone. 15 Marine shale Grey 1. A Yoredale type of facies was also established, characterized by rhythmic or cyclical sedimentation. In the sequence above, the Watchlaw Limestone can be identified just before a prominent step on the foreshore onto the thick sequence of cross-bedded sandstones of the Maidenkirk Brae Sandstone. The quartz grains in some sandstones are heavily coated by haematite.

Keep straight on along Main Street until the end of the houses where a parking area is available overlooking the sea. Geology of Berwick-on-Tweed cyclothem apparently represents the building up to sea level of an initially downwarped deltaic accumulation. The faunal assemblage includes Dibunophyllum bipartitum, Gigantoproductus sp.

The Eelwell Limestone, 8 m thick and easily distinguished by a prominent fauna of large Gigantoproductus brachiopods and corals including Siphonodendron junceum, develops small folds and minor associated thrusts throughout its foreshore outcrop.

The next reef on the beach to the south is a thin, brown-weathering un-named limestone. A similar origin is favoured for the Tweed Basin, which is interpreted to have formed in response to reactivation of a thrust slice in the Southern Uplands. Our BookSleuth is specially designed for you. The Eelwell Limestone 10is some 8 m thick and slightly dolomitized and characterized by many large gigantoproductoids, Syringopora sp.

The brachiopods Composita ambigua, Rugosochonetes hardrensis and productoids are present in the shales above. Cheswick Black Rocks: Great Limestone [ ] This limestone lies some 30 m above the Sandbanks Limestone, is some 10 m thick and has a distinctive pinkish colour in this area. The coal is considered to be high Norham and Scremerston the Nm miospore zone.


Ravens Nest: Beds below the Oxford Limestone [ ] Descend to the beach again near Cuddy's Cove NU 019 498. The overlying sandstone shows contorted cross-bedding at the top. The Woodend Coals 4lying some 17 m above the limestone, comprise 30 cm of carbonaceous shale on 40 cm.

5 m thick, forms a reef out at sea, south of Sea House.