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Found 12 results

  1. stratigraphic framework of the Glenshaw

    link Martino, R. L., 2004, Sequence stratigraphy of the Glenshaw Formation(middle– late Pennsylvanian) in the central Appalachian basin, in :J. C. Pashin and R. A. Gastaldo, eds., Sequence stratigraphy,paleoclimate, and tectonics of coal-bearing strata: AAPG Studies in Geology 51, p. 1–28. size: about 6 Mb the emphasis is on sequence stratigraphy and (correlation of)paleosols: the need for a background of knowledge of these subjects lies in the gray area between "absolutely necessary" and "comes in handy"
  2. I've been curious about this for a long time. Nowadays, we know that oceanic trenches aren't the desolate aquatic wastelands we thought them to be, and there are animals living down there. Considering their rather extreme geologic environment I'm wondering, if it is even possible, whether they left any discernible fossil-bearing facies in the record at all? Or just discernible facies, period. A cursory search yielded no results for me. As far as I can see, sedimentation rates would be low, and any newly-formed sedimentary rocks would just get subducted and destroyed very quickly (in geological time). The only mechanism I could imagine for their preservation would be if marine snow was deposited in big enough amounts to form limestone, and if said limestone was then accreted onto the neighboring plate, rather than subducted under it. Could something like this work? Is there any literature concerning this topic, at all?
  3. Living sands

    langerjeukarcyclebeachfaciesCarbonate Production ms 2008.pdf J.Eukar.Microbiol.v55/3-2008 M.Langer: Asessing the Contribution of foraminiferan protists to global ocean carbonate production "With an estimated production of at least 130 million tons of CaCO3 per year, they contribute almost 5% of the annual present-day carbonate production in the world’s reef and shelf areas (0–200 m) and approximately 2.5% of the CaCO3 of all oceans." Nice figures:1-8 Important figure: 9,12
  4. Excursion/Field guide/IOWA

    here(lessthan 5 Mb) The Cedar Valley/Lime Creek piece by some noted experts would seem to steal the show. Fig 3, with its correlation chart. (useful inclusion of a Vail Transgressive/Regressive cycle chart!!!!) Figure gets better and more useful each time I look at it.
  5. Texas, a short while back

    I liked the uncluttered format of this pic,decided to post it
  6. Muito obrigado

    GSAILL raison d' etre for this post : -classic locality -an in-depth analysis -I might be wrong,but for those who collect at/near/in this area,there's a lot of useful information in this thesis VERY NICE WHEELER DIAGRAM
  7. Konservat-Lagerstatt in Northern Africa

    MAR Author&journal credibility:very high i will not post images of the fish here,but they are stunning. Instead I went for the invertebrates Textuallly speaking,this caught my eye: "A few fragments of fern fronds (Fig. 14) were encountered with additional examples seen in fossil dealers’ storehouses in Erfoud on a similar matrix. All are preserved as orange/brown goethite films similar to those encountered in plants from the Crato Formation of Brazil" NB:"After submission of this paper Cavin et al. (2010) published a paper in which the Gara Sbaa locality is discussed in the context of other Moroccan Early Cretaceous vertebrate assemblages, referring to the Gara Sbaa assemblage as the Agoulti assemblage."
  8. Microbial mat/stromatolite

    From the famous Atlas. A terrific overview of the impact of micmats on sedimentary facies. Immensely educational,terrific illustrations. Required reading for everyone interested in cyanobacterial/algal sedimentation http://www.indiana.edu/~sepm04/PDF/Gerdes-Chapter2.pdf 10 out of 10
  9. old ground

    required reading for those interested in fossil soils and their formation ,terrestrialization,and Archean landscapes https://blogs.uoregon.edu/gregr/files/2013/07/Retallack-et-al.-2016-Farrel-1gt7uft.pdf
  10. disaster deposit

    An example from Chili: http://repositorio.uchile.cl/bitstream/handle/2250/125260/Le Roux_J_P.pdf?sequence=1
  11. From the album Fluvanna, Texas Road Cut

    Found in road cut near Fluvanna
  12. From the album Fluvanna, Texas Road Cut

    Front View (both valves present) Found in road cut near Fluvanna
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