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Caption: West End. Whole succession of strata between Greensand and Chalk, dipping at about 5o East. Phosphatic bed found at East End, but blended with the 'Popple Bed' at the West End. Fossils plentiful. Mere, S. Wilts. B. Pope Bartlett. 1915. [Cretaceous.]
Description: 1. Surface Soil, 6 in., Cenomanian: 2. Pale yellow chalky wash, 4 ft, 3. Compact hard chalk marl, becoming glauconitic towards base, 3 ft, 4. Softer sandy marl, with a few large quartz grains, 4 ft, 5. Compact glauconitic marl, forming a solid bed with large phosphatic nodules and many fossils, 1 ft 8 in., 6. 'Popple Bed', calcareous glauconitic sand full of brown coated calcareous concretions, from 1 ft to 1 ft 6 in. Selbournian: 7. Hard calcareous sandstone, no fossils visible, 2 ft to 1 ft, 8. Softer sands with lenticular masses of chert, 6 ft. [Total: ] 18 ft. Section from Surrey memoir, 'Lower Cretaceous Rocks', p. 148. Added note: Chalk Marl, Glauconitic M., Popple Bed, Calcareous Sandstone, Sandstone and Chert Beds.
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Additional information: From the Geologists' Association Carreck Archive. Geologists' Association album [green album] [1].
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Categories: Special collections/ Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive'/ Geologists' Association album [green album] [1]  


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