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Wireline logging and core analysis datasets collected from Swanworth Quarry and Metherhills boreholes during the NERC funded Rapid Global Geological Events (RGGE) project

Dataset title Wireline logging and core analysis datasets collected from Swanworth Quarry and Metherhills boreholes during the NERC funded Rapid Global Geological Events (RGGE) project
Dataset creators Hugh C. Jenkyns, University of Oxford
Angela L. Coe, The Open University
Ramues Gallois, British Geological Survey
Stephen P. Hesselbo, University of Oxford
John E. A. Marshall, University of Southampton
Helen S. Morgans-Bell, University of Oxford
Bruce W. Sellwood, University of Reading
Richard V. Tyson, University of Newcastle
Graham P. Weedon, University of Luton
Carolyn J. Williams, University of Oxford
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

This dataset contains the collated wireline logs, stratigraphy and core analysis of the three boreholes drill as part of the publicly funded Rapid Global Geological Events Project (RGGE) which ran between 1995-1998. The aim of the RGGE project was to identify the effects of climatic changes on modern sediments.

The project focused on the Kimmeridge Clay due to its unbroken sequence of fossiliferous marine mudstones. These mudstones have compositional variations in organic content, minerology, fauna and clay content which reflect changes in both the climate and sea level.

Over the course of the project the entire sequence of the Kimmeridge Clay was cored across three boreholes, two at Swanworth Quarry and one at Metherhills.

Dataset content dates 1995 - 2001
Dataset spatial coverage

Swanworth Quarry 1
British National Grid Easting 396760, Northing 78230

Metherhills 1
British National Grid Easting 391120, Northing 79110

Dataset supply format Various
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher NERC EDS National Geoscience Data Centre
Dataset publication date 28th June 2021
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/a8e86b5e-f341-419e-be98-0463efe3201f
Dataset citation text Jenkyns, H.C., Coe, A.L., Gallois, R.W., Hesselbo, S.P., Marshall, J.E.A., Morgans-Bell, H.S., Sellwood, B.W., Tyson, R.V., Weedon, G.P., Williams, C.J. (2021): Wireline logging and core analysis datasets collected from Swanworth Quarry and Metherhills boreholes during the NERC funded Rapid Global Geological Events (RGGE) project. NERC EDS National Geoscience Data Centre. (Dataset). https://doi.org/10.5285/a8e86b5e-f341-419e-be98-0463efe3201f
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council [YEAR]".

Acknowledgement:
Jenkyns, H.C., Coe, A.L., Gallois, R.W., Hesslebo, S.P., Marshall, J.E.A., Morgans-Bell, H.S., Sellwood, B.W, Tyson, R.V., Weedon, G.P., Williams, C.J., 2001. Data from the NERC Rapid Global Geological Events (RGGE) programme for Swanworth Quarry 1 and Metherhills 1 boreholes.

Access the dataset https://webapps.bgs.ac.uk/services/ngdc/accessions/index.html#item167033
Further information

More details can be found in the following papers and report:

Gallois, R.W. 1998. The stratigraphy and well-completion reports for the Swanworth Quarry No.1 and No.2 and Metherhills No. 1 boreholes (RGGE Project), Dorset. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/97/91. http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/530542/

Gallois, R. W. 2000. The stratigraphy of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Upper Jurassic) in the RGGE Project boreholes at Swanworth Quarry and Metherhills, south Dorset. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 111, 265-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-7878(00)80019-X

H.S. Morgans-Bell, A.L. Coe, S.P. Hesselbo, H.C. Jenkyns, G.P. Weedon, J.E.A. Marshall, R.V. Tyson, C.J. Williams. 2001. Integrated stratigraphy of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Upper Jurassic) based on exposures and boreholes in south Dorset, UK. Geological Magazine, 183(5), 511-539. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756801005738