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Re: New Geologic Epoch



David Marjanovic wrote:

"Is the J-K boundary exposed in Portland?"

Yup. You can straddle the so-called Cinder Bed, a 0.5 m thick mass of
oyster shells, at several places along the Dorset coast. If you do so,
you've got one foot in the Jurassic, one foot in the Cretaceous, and an
accompanying warm, glowing feeling about doing something so blatantly
nerdy. 

A worryingly comprehensive guide to this (the geology of southern
Britain that is, not being nerdy) can be found at:

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/index.htm

Cheers,

Mark

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Mark Witton

Palaeobiology Research Group
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
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Portsmouth
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E-mail: Mark.Witton@port.ac.uk