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N, and the attendant phaenomena


Plate 2. Geological Map of part of Craven, included between the rivers Lune and Wharfe.

illustrating John Phillips, F.G.S., his beautifully entitled (and written) On a Group of Slate Rocks Ranging E.S.E. between the rivers Lune and Wharfe, from near Kirby Lonsdale to near Malham; and on the attendant Phaenomena.
(Read December 21st, 1827; and January 4th, 1828.)
Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Second Series, Volume III. London, 1835. Pages 1-19 (scan misses pp4-5, to which mostly obscured Plate 2 pertains, alas).

The observations in the present communication are restricted as much as possible to the illustration of the phaenomena connected with a group of rocks, aberrant from the slate district of Westmoreland, and extending in a singular manner about fifteen miles towards the east, under the limestone and gritstone summits of Grageth, Ingleborough, and Penygent. The tract in question, situated between the celebrated valleys of Lune and Wharfe, and containing some of the finest mountains, caves, and scars in Yorkshire, has long been frequented by the lovers of romantic scenery… ¶ It cannot be doubted that many persons have noticed the appearances of dislocation which this country presents in several directions. (pp1-2)

John Phillips (1800-74, *) : geologist, responsible for the term Mesozoic, and after whom craters on Mars and the Moon are named.

11 February 2013

dislocations; on a group of slate rocks; and on the attendant phaenomena; Mesozoic; John Phillips