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Article: Algal growths in the Rhaetic Cotham Marble of southern England

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 4
Part: 3
Publication Date: October 1961
Page(s): 324 333
Author(s): D. Hamilton
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HAMILTON, D. 1961. Algal growths in the Rhaetic Cotham Marble of southern England. Palaeontology4, 3, 324–333.

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The Cotham Marble horizon in the Upper Rhaetic of southern England includes the two well-known rocks, Landscape Marble and Crazy Cotham Marble. Previous hypotheses concerning the origin of Landscape Marble are listed and the widely quoted gas-bubble explanation is discussed critically. An algal origin is proposed for the Landscape Marble, and the Crazy Cotham Marble is shown to be a current-concentrated breccia.
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