Geology, Stratigraphic Carboniferous
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Drawings and notes on the geology, particularly of parts of Ireland (including Dundalk, Wicklow) and Wales (including Anglesey, Glamorgan) and to a lesser extent Scotland and England. Reference is made to igneous rock at Kildare, carboniferous volcanoes in west Somerset and raised beaches at Jura.
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Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton thanking him for a copy of a paper on the carboniferous volcanic rocks of Scotland. [ On the Carboniferous Volcanic Rocks of the Basin of the Firth of Forth : Their Structure in the Field and Under the Microscope, ( 1879) ]. He goes on to discuss the contents, and its implication for his own research, in detail.
Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Edward William Binney agreeing with Geikie that hematite is of volcanic origin. He debates the date of the start of the upper carboniferous period and the end of the permian period and gives some evidence for his thoughts on this.