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Miller's Dale area, Chee Tor Limestone (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.3° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 6.5° S, 1.6° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: D1 zone, Chee Tor Limestone Formation, Asbian (339.4 - 336.0 Ma)

• ~50' thick succession.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone and lime mudstone

• they are calcarenites with some calcirudites and calcilutites, and are composed of crinoid and brachiopod fragments with minor amounts of forams, coral debris, and ostracods. algal colonies occur rarely.

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: E. B. Wolfenden. 1958. Paleoecology of the Carboniferous reef complex and shelf limestones in the northwest Derbyshire, England. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 69:871-898 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5989: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 12.01.2000, edited by Pete Wagner

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