By James L. Best, Paul B. Wignall
The Carboniferous Shannon Basin of Western eire has turn into essentially the most visited box components on this planet. It offers a terrific chance for reading a variety of historic sedimentary environments, together with carbonate shelf, reefs and dust mounds, black shales and phosphates, and a spectrum of deep sea, shallow marine, fluvio-deltaic and alluvial siliciclastic sediments. the world boasts huge outcrops and a few of the main well known sections via turbidites, large-scale delicate sediment deformation gains and sediments that demonstrate a reaction to tectonic and sea-level controls.
This box consultant presents the 1st synthesis of the vital localities during this sector of Western eire, and provides an simply available instruction manual that may advisor the reader to, and inside, a variety of sedimentary facies, permitting an figuring out of the evolving nature of the fill of this Carboniferous basin and the context of its sedimentary and tectonic evolution. The advisor summarizes fresh and new paintings within the region by way of a number authors and descriptions problems with present debate in regards to the Shannon Basin and its palaeoenvironmental interpretation. the sector advisor will locate huge use in educating and learn by means of educational researchers, expert and beginner geologists, in addition to via utilized geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who use those outcrops as analogues for subsurface reservoirs in lots of components of the world.