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.
As a result of this transaction Union Jack who previously held a 10% interest in PEDL005(R) now holds a 20% interest in PEDL005(R) and will receive 20% of all production revenues from Keddington, currently producing approximately 30 barrels of oil per day from Carboniferous age sandstone reservoirs from the Keddington 3-Z well.
The re-entry well, which was the first of three wells in 2016 drilling campaign on the Loppa High, was drilled to a total depth of 2,575 metres measured depth and 2,389 metres TVD below mean sea level, in rocks of Carboniferous age.
According to borehole B1, which is located near the station, there is a layer of weathered slates of the Carboniferous age at the depth of 10 m below the surface (Table 1).
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.
Within the Precordillera, the existence of igneous rocks of early Carboniferous age is restricted to dykes recognised in the Devonian Codo Formation, to the north of study area (Sessarego et al, 1990).
1962; Bakhtiar and Waleed, 1980; Ahmed, 1986) assigned a probable Early Tertiary to Late Cretaceous and Carboniferous age to the rocks of the Shewa Shahbazgarhi complex.
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.
The most important part of this transformation was the conversion of much of carbon dioxide into oxygen by abundant plant life, particularly during the Carboniferous age, when most of our coal and oil deposits were formed.