A thermal maturity map based on vitrinite reflectance of British coals

Liam Bullock (Corresponding Author), John Parnell, David Muirhead, Joseph Armstrong, A. Schito, Sveva Corrado

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A compilation of new and previously published vitrinite reflectance (Ro) data from Carboniferous coals constitutes the most comprehensive map of reflectance across Great Britain. Values of Ro range from 0.38 to 3.29 %, recording an ambient thermal maturity in the early oil window (standard reference point for reflectance studies), modified by elevated heat flow in northern England and along the Variscan orogenic front. The map provides a context for other geological data sets.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Geological Society
Early online date3 Jul 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Jul 2019

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