Namurian

Namurian

[nə′myu̇r·ē·ən]
(geology)
A European stage of geologic time; divided into a lower stage (Lower Carboniferous or Upper Mississippian) and an upper stage (Upper Carboniferous or Lower Pennsylvanian).
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While engaged in the taxonomic revision of upper Namurian to middle Westphalian floras of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, it became apparent that certain forms of the sphenopsid fossil-genera Annularia and Asterophyllites needed special attention in a broader context.
The carboniferous Westphalian and Namurian contains numerous sandstones which are proven reservoirs in the oilfields within the Gainsborough Trough.
The Cliffs consist mainly of beds of Namurian shale and sandstone, with the oldest rocks being found at the bottom.
The 10-furlong fillies' maiden is a tricky contest with a hopeful vote going to Namurian Sunset.
In June 2011, Eden Energy commissioned US consultants RPS Group to investigate the potential shale gas reserves in the Namurian measures of about 800sq km beneath Wales.
The company said it planned to take samples of the Westphalian coals and Namurian Strata to enable laboratory testing to find out if methane can be used as a clean energy supply.
Trap Oil's management is anticipated between 35 and 60 billion cubic feet, as proven by TET in the carboniferous Westphalian and Namurian reservoirs.
2002: Remarks on palynostratigraphy of the Namurian Walbrzych Formation in the northern part of the Intrasudetic Basin (SW Poland).
Electric logs indicate the well intersected gas bearing Namurian Millstone Grit Formation (Carboniferous) at 10029ft and indications of formation gas are seen from mudlogs down to 11440ft.
However, Cross and Taggart (2004) assigned a tentative age of Namurian to the Michigan Formation based on a study of fossil plant fragments and associated spores from the MNSC mine.
For example, the climber hooks of numerous Namurian and Westphalian Karinopteris and Mariopteris species from France and Germany (e.
It is now clear that the strata on Alston Moor belong to the Vis[acute{e}] an and Namurian Series of the Carboniferous.