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Neogene deposits of the UK sector of the southern North Sea (51°-53°N)
Balson, P. (1989). Neogene deposits of the UK sector of the southern North Sea (51°-53°N), in: Henriet, J.-P. et al. (Ed.) The Quaternary and Tertiary geology of the Southern Bight, North Sea. pp. 89-95
In: Henriet, J.-P.; De Moor, G.; De Batist, M. (Ed.) (1989). The Quaternary and Tertiary geology of the Southern Bight, North Sea. Ministry of Economic Affairs. Belgian Geological Survey: Brussel. 241 pp., more

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    Neogene deposits have a limited distribution in the UK sector of the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Miocene deposits onshore are resticted to ferruginous sands within solution pipes in North Kent (Lenham Beds) and nodules of aptite-cemeted sandstone ('box-stones') found within the comglomeratic phos^horite deposits at the base of the East Anglian Crags. Pliocene deposits are most widespread and have been sampled offshore in boreholes and vibrocores. Equivalants of the onshore Lower Pliocene Coralline Crag and Upper Pliocene/Lower Pleistocene Red Crag have been identified. Preservation of pre-Red Crag Neogene deposits in this area appears to be largely due to resistance to erosion caused by early lithification of the sediment or protection with solutional or erosional hollows.

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