Data accompanying: Emmings et al. A Mississippian Black Shale Record of Redox Oscillation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology [submitted July 2019]

Dataset title Data accompanying: Emmings et al. A Mississippian Black Shale Record of Redox Oscillation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology [submitted July 2019]
Dataset creators Joseph Emmings, British Geological Survey
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

This is a geochemical dataset accompanying Emmings, J, Poulton, S, Vane, C, Davies, S, Jenkin, G, Stephenson, M, Leng, M, Lamb, A, and Moss–Hayes, V. A Mississippian Black Shale Record of Redox Oscillation.

This dataset includes RockEval pyrolysis, major and trace element (XRF), Fe speciation, C, N and S isotopes and S species analyses through the Upper Bowland Shale in the Craven Basin (Lancashire, UK).

This research was conducted by Joe Emmings, PhD researcher at the University of Leicester and British Geological Survey (BGS) between 2014–2018, and as a post–doctoral research associate (PDRA) at the British Geological Survey (2018–2021). The PhD research was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), as part of the Central England Training Alliance (CENTA) [grant no. NE/L002493/1] and received CASE funding from the BGS. PDRA research was funded by the British Geological Survey.

Reproduction or manipulation of these data in future analyses should cite one or more of the following related publications (as necessary):

  • Emmings, J, 2018. Controls on UK Lower Namurian Shale Gas Prospectivity: Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Organic Matter in Siliciclastic Mudstones. PhD Thesis, University of Leicester.
  • Emmings J, et al. 2017. Stream and slope weathering effects on organic–rich mudstone geochemistry and implications for hydrocarbon source rock assessment: a Bowland Shale case study. Chemical Geology. 471. 74–91.
  • Emmings, J, et al. 2019a. From Marine Bands to Hybrid Flows: Sedimentology of a Mississippian Black Shale. Sedimentology, [Accepted ms.].
  • Emmings, J F, et al. 2019b. Controls on amorphous organic matter type and sulphurization in a Mississippian black shale. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 268: 1–18.
  • Emmings, J F, et al. A Mississippian black shale record of redox oscillation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology [submitted July 2019]

Dataset content dates 30/09/2014 - 31/07/2019
Dataset spatial coverage Three localities in the Craven Basin (Lancashire, UK)
Outcrop at Hind Clough, grid ref: 364430 453210
Marl Hill 4 borehole (MHD4), grid ref: 367426 446752
Cominco S9 borehole, grid ref: 383090 463300
Dataset supply format MS Excel
MS Word
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Yet to be published
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 17th November 2019
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/c14ed206-bc46-4f61-938b-171b16205c44
Dataset citation text Emmings, J. (2019): Data accompanying: Emmings et al. A Mississippian Black Shale Record of Redox Oscillation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology [submitted July 2019]. British Geological Survey. (Dataset). https://dx.doi.org/10.5285/c14ed206-bc46-4f61-938b-171b16205c44
Constraints and terms of use Data under embargo until publication, 17th November 2019. Data will be available under Open Government Licence once the embargo has passed.
Access the dataset Until the embargo period has expired, please contact Joe Emmings for more information josmin65@bgs.ac.uk