Carboniferous age


Related to Carboniferous age: Carboniferous period, Devonian Age, Permian Age
(Geol.) the age immediately following the Devonian, or Age of fishes, and characterized by the vegetation which formed the coal beds. This age embraces three periods, the Subcarboniferous, the Carboniferous, and Permian. See Age of acrogens, under Acrogen.

See also: Carboniferous

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Thus conversing we followed the intricate trail toward the temple, which we came upon in a small clearing surrounded by enormous trees similar to those which must have flourished upon the outer crust during the carboniferous age.
Limestones occur in a range of geological ages and environments in County Tyrone, although the most economically important are of the Carboniferous age, according to a Mineral Resource Map of County Tyrone produced in 2012 by the British Geological Survey.
a number of prospective Upper Carboniferous age sandstone reservoirs in
The conglomerate-dominated sequences are of Early Carboniferous age, mostly belonging to the Horton Group but locally passing up into the Windsor Group (Giles et al.
Dr Kille said: "We will look at the fascinating rocks of Carboniferous age which are exposed along the shore at Cocklawburn beach.
In the carboniferous age, he explains, Liverpool and Wirral were part of an equatorial steamy swamp, where insects were the dominant species.
The appraisal well was spudded on 5 June and the hydrocarbons were encountered in formations of Lower Carboniferous age.
Vintage plans to drill a well to an approximate total depth of 4,900 feet on the Antigonish block during the third quarter of 2003 targeting a Carboniferous Age reef.
Indeed, from the viewpoint of Gaia, carbon-dioxide fluctuations are merely part of the natural cycles and are nature's way of redressing the balance -- increased carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere increases plant growth, as in the Carboniferous age which produced the great forests whose carbon we are now returning to the atmosphere.
Most of the pipes are hidden under a thin layer of Carboniferous age siltstone that has protected them from erosion and has hindered exploration using traditional sampling methods.
test well has been staked at a location to test a Carboniferous age Reef and attempt to intercept several deep seated feeder fractures.