Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
01 Apr 1986
 | 01 Apr 1986

Foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Woo Dale Borehole, Derbyshire and the age of the Dinantian-Basement unconformity

A. R. E. Strank

Abstract. Detailed micropalaeontological analysis of the Woo Dale Borehole shows that Dinantian strata of Holkerian and Arundian age lie unconformably on top of the pre-Carboniferous basement beds. The Chadian and Tournaisian are missing. The chronostratigraphy here recognised is compared with that proposed by Cope (1973) and the differences in the two interpretations explained in the light of recent palaeontological and Midlands regional research.