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Messinian Coral Reefs of Western Orania, Algeria

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Jean-Paul Saint Martin
Jean-Paul Saint Martin
CNRS URA 1208, Centre de Sédimentologie/Paléontologie, Université de Provence, 13331 Marseille Cedex 03, France
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Published:
January 01, 1996

Abstract:

Messinian reefs from western Orania occur along a narrow outcrop belt which is several hundred meters wide and tens of kilometers long. The reefs show generally a sequential organization of buildups in a backstepping pattern. Each step of reef-building is represented by a tabular fringing reef with poor internal zonation. Cyclic input of argillaceous sediment produced a rythmic response in coral growth. These well-bedded reefs developed during a general lower Messinian transgressive episode.

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SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology

Models for Carbonate Stratigraphy from Miocene Reef Complexes of Mediterranean Regions

Evan K. Franseen
Evan K. Franseen
Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Mateu Esteban
Mateu Esteban
Carbonates International Ltd, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain
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William C. Ward
William C. Ward
Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of New Orleans, Louisiana
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Jean-Marie Rouchy
Jean-Marie Rouchy
Laboratoire de Geologie, Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
9781565762282
Publication date:
January 01, 1996

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