The Cleveland Basin exposes Lower to Middle Jurassic shallow marine shale, ironstone and sandstone along the North Yorkshire coastline. The basin is underlain by a Permo-Triassic rift and post-rift thermal subsidence allowed the slow deposition (<50m/Ma) of Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks exposed today. Maximum burial depth from VR data is approximately 2.6km, indicating deposition of approximately 1–1.25km of now-eroded Tertiary sediments. Inversion began during the Mid-Tertiary due to Alpine orogenic and Atlantic ridge-push events, resulting in the broad east-west trending Cleveland Anticline. 

1. Ikon Science
2. University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
3. GRL, Durham, United Kingdom