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Outcrop 10. Tres Pasos Slope Sandstone Bodies, Cerro Divisadero

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B.W. Romans
B.W. Romans
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S.M. Hubbard
S.M. Hubbard
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S.A. Graham
S.A. Graham
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Published:
January 01, 2009

Abstract

Outcrop accessibility: extremely difficult Outcrop Coordinates: 50.7048°S, 72.7361°W Refer to outcrop 10 on location map

The Tres Pasos Formation (1000–1500 m thick) records the transition from bathyal water depths of the upper part of the Cerro Toro Formation to the shallow-marine and deltaic facies of the overlying Dorotea Formation. The lower part of the Tres Pasos Formation exposed at Cerro Divisadero (600 m thick) is the northernmost (most landward) of the Tres Pasos outcrop locations in this guidebook. Four sandstone-rich packages that range in thickness from 20 to 80 m are recognized and mapped across a ~3 km long outcrop transect. The north-south trending outcrop is generally parallel to depositional dip (basinward to the south), although ridge-and-gully topography provides three-dimensionality at a smaller scale (10s to 100s of meters). The four sandstone-rich units are separated by intervals of shale and siltstone tens of meters thick. Unit 1 is partially covered and minor post-depositional structure (reverse faults and associated drag folds) disrupt detailed architectural characterization of Unit 4. Units 2 and 3 are, therefore, the focus of the panels in this guidebook. Refer to Romans et al. (2008) for detailed presentation and interpretation of the Tres Pasos Formation at Cerro Divisadero.

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Stratigraphic Evolution of Deep-Water Architecture: Examples of controls and depositional styles from the Magallanes Basin, southern Chile

Andrea Fildani
Andrea Fildani
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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Stephen M. Hubbard
Stephen M. Hubbard
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada
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Brian W. Romans
Brian W. Romans
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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J.A. Covault
J.A. Covault
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USADepartment of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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W.H. Crane
W.H. Crane
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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A. Bernhardt
A. Bernhardt
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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Z.R. Jobe
Z.R. Jobe
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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D.A. Armitage
D.A. Armitage
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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J.C. Fosdick
J.C. Fosdick
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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M.R. Shultz
M.R. Shultz
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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J. Clark
J. Clark
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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D.R. Lowe
D.R. Lowe
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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S.A. Graham
S.A. Graham
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
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10
ISBN electronic:
9781565762923
Publication date:
January 01, 2009

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