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The limestone of the Peak of Derby, which rises from beneath the coal-measures, is a part of the same kind of rock which appears at intermediate distances under the same circumstances, thence up to its termination in the sea north of Berwick on Tweed.
Craven, Richmond, and Hexham, are most conspicuous surfaces on this rock. In a part of Westmorland and Cumberland also, it seems to underlay the coal. It reappears, under the same circumstances, in Flintshire, and may be thence traced to the corresponding point in the sea, in South Wales. The greatest mineral districts are in the course of this limestone. [49-50]
- A County-by-County Geological Description of England’s Counties
- Smith’s Explanation of His Map of Geological Strata in England and Wales
- The History of the Idea of Geological Strata before William Smith’s Formulation and Map
Smith, William. A Memoir to the Map and Delineation of Strata of England and Wales. London: John Cary, 1815.
Created 11 September 2018