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Geology of the Blue Lagoon

Mitten, Andrew; Pringle, Jamie K.


Andrew Mitten


The geology of the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy Bay, South Wales, has been studied for over a hundred years, and is the type locality for the Abereiddian sub-stage of the Darriwilian (Ordovician), due to its outstanding fossil assemblages. Despite the work done on the Blue Lagoon, its geological significance has not yet been examined. Strata preserved at the Blue Lagoon comprises Avalonian volcanics and marine sediments. This feature examines Avalonia's palaeogeography, the structure and stratigraphy of Abereiddy Bay and the global significance of the geology at these classic localities.

Acceptance Date Jan 21, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 19, 2018
Publication Date Jan 21, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 26, 2023
Journal Geology Today
Print ISSN 0266-6979
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 1
Pages 35 -38
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