Paleogene

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Paleogene

[′pāl·ē·ō‚jēn]
(geology)
A geologic time interval comprising the Oligocene, Eocene, and Paleocene of the lower Tertiary period. Also known as Eogene.
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Britain's largest landslide occurred here during the Paleogene period (around 65-23 million years ago) when more than 20 lava flows created a dried crust so thick that it crushed the Jurassic (around 200-145 million years ago) rock below, shearing off a huge section of the landscape about two kilometres wide and 30 kilometres long.
The Huadian oil shale deposit, in the Jilin province is of Cenozoic Era, Paleogene Period.
Geologists attribute the formation of the Causeway, a mass of thousands of basalt columns extending from the northern Ireland coastline into the Atlantic, to the cooling of multiple lava flows upon contact with the sea in the prehistoric Paleogene Period.