(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

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Alluvial heavy minerals as indicators of Late Pleistocene ice flow in the Irish midlands

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The alluvial heavy minerals of Slieve Bloom consist of an allochtonous group, glacially imported from the Carboniferous limestone piedmont, and an autochthonous group derived from the Lower Palaeozoic rocks of Slieve Bloom. The spatial distribution of each group is distinct from the other along the river valleys. Given this spatial arrangement, it is proposed that the distribution of allochtonous minerals now hosted by alluvial sediments reflects the pattern of glacial depositional processes within the mountains, in particular a directionally specific distance decay in the carry over of minerals from the limestone piedmont into Slieve Bloom


Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 0075-0778

Editor : Geographical Society of Ireland, Dublin - IRLANDE (1947)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 30, no1 [pp. 37-48]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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