Wolverhampton & Telford district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E153

Wolverhampton & Telford district - Sheet Explanation for sheet E153

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. Both the more detailed Sheet Description and the pack are available for Wolverhampton and Telford; product codes - book and map pack, EM153SEM; Sheet Description EM153SD.

The district described in this new publication extends from the edge of the Black Country conurbations to the rural Green Belt on the Staffordshire-Shropshire borders, and includes the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The geological record of this district spans 560 million years; the oldest solid rocks are Precambrian volcanics, erupted in a polar setting, while the youngest are red-beds, laid down in an inland arid environment, when Britain lay just north of the Equator.

Author Bridge D McC, and Hough E

ISBN 0852724411

Sheet(s) Covered E153

Year Published 2003

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