Warm, crystal-clear, shallow tropical seas floored by lime muds and the remains of countless marine shells. These limestones reach the surface in Derbyshire, forming the attractive scenery of the White Peak.

Carboniferous limestone scenery in the Yorkshire Pennines, near Malham
(Reproduced by permission of the British Geological Survey. © NERC. All rights reserved. IPR/24-3C)

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