Loughborough - Sheet Explanation for sheet E141

Loughborough - Sheet Explanation for sheet E141

Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions.

Sheet Explanations are printed A5 booklets and are available either singly, or as a pack together with the relevant 1:50 000 scale map, where this map is available.

The Loughborough district lies in the English East Midlands. Ashby-de-la-Zouch lies to the south, Burton Upon Trent lies to the west and Loughborough is in the east of the book's area.The oldest rocks in the area which form the bedrock geology are of Precambrian age and outcrop in Charnwood Forest; these belong to the Precambrian volcanic and volcaniclastic sequence of the Charnian Supergroup. The Acadian orogeny (Silurian - Devonian) was followed by erosion and both are responsible for the unconformity which separates the Precambrian basement from the overlying Dinantian rocks. The commercially-important Westphalian Coal Measures outcrop in the south of the district although extraction today is limited to a few opencast workings. Triassic rocks are widespread - the Mercia Mudstone Group outcrops widely and gives rise to the red clayey soils typical of this district.

Author Carney J, Ambrose K, Brandon A

ISBN 085272411X

Sheet(s) Covered E141

Year Published 2002

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