from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, a minor division of the Cretaceous system in Norfolk and Lincolnshire, England, constituting the uppermost member of the Neocomian or Lower Cretaceous.


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  • But over the next 15 years, on top of the current mineral reserve stock, 29 million tonnes of sand and gravel and 0.8 million tonnes of carstone is needed, and the quarries listed in the report will meet this demand.


  • The council is required to "identify and safeguard sufficient mineral re-sources" to maintain the annual average supply of nearly three million tonnes of sand and gravel and 0.2 million tonnes of carstone, a type of rock.



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