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Article Title Testing the case for a Middle Pleistocene Sacandinavian glaciation in eastern England: evidence for a Scottish ice source for tills within the Corton Formation of East Anglia, UKArticle
Part of Boreas
Vol. 31 pt/no 4 (2002)
Name(s) Lee, J.R. (Jonathan R. (BGS 2003-)
Rose, J. (James (BGS)
Riding, J.B. (James B. (BGS 1980-)
Moorlock, B.S.P. (Brian S.P. (BGS 1975-)
Hamblin, R.J.O. (Richard J.O. (BGS 1969-)
Publication 2001
Classmarks 03593 (BGS)
Subjects Quaternary deposits; Glacial deposits; Tills; Sediment provenance; East Anglia; BOREAI;
Abstract The provenance of the Happisburgh Till and Corton Till of the Corton Formation is investigated using erratic clast lithologies and allochthonous palynomorphs to test whether the long held assumption that they were deposited by ice that originated in Scandinavia is valid. The results show a wide range of lithologies including Carboniferous Limestone and Coal Measures, and Permian Magnesian Limestone that are not found in Scandinavia, and an absence of distinctive Scandinavian material such as rhomb porphyry and larvikite. Lithologies found indicate deposition by an ice sheet which flowed southwards into north-east East Anglia from central and southern Scotland eroding and transporting materials derived from outcrops in these areas and from eastern England and the western margins of the southern North Sea Basin. It is concluded that the long held assumption that the Happisburgh Till and Corton Till of the Corton Formation were deposited by a Scandinavian ice sheet is erroneous and that they were instead deposited by Scottish ice.
Barcode Location Shelf Shelfmark Status Category
 BGS Keyworth 03593Analytical