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The current explanation of redbeds mentions that redbeds have economic signifcance for their association with petroleum and gas deposits.
Redbeds are also close associates with the copper deposit type having the largest reserves of copper (and associated metals), known as Sediment-hosted Stratiform Copper Deposits. Prime examples are those of the Central African Copperbelt (in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia) and the Kupferschiefer deposits of Poland and Germany. The associated diagenetic redbeds are generally considered to have been the source of the copper.
Red beds occur in Canada, e.g. in New Brunswick at the Mount Pleasant Caldera. Logically, the Canadian red beds were, c.350Ma, contiguous with those red beds across the British isles. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:59, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
- The article about the Taconic Orogeny describes the massive erosion, of the ancient Taconian mountains, c.430-350Ma, seemingly implying an explanation, for the Red Beds, distributed throughout then-neighboring regions, in North America & western Europe.184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:46, 25 October 2012 (UTC)