Radholme Quarry, Classic geological site. BGS: Clitheroe Limestone Formation (knoll-reef) - Limestone. Sedimentary Bedrock formed approximately 343 to 352 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period. Local environment previously dominated by shallow carbonate seas. Setting: shallow carbonate seas. These rocks were formed in warm shallow seas with carbonate deposited on platform, shelf and slope areas; often rich in corals and shelly faunas. May include evaporites where seawater was trapped and salts concentrated by evaporation.
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Keywords:carboniferous, criniods, fossils, geology, lancashire, limestones, ossicles, radholme, ribble valley