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Outcrop 11. Tres Pasos Formation Slope Deposits Overview, Rio Zamora Canyon

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

Abstract

Outcrop accessibility: very difficult - Overview accessibility: easy Outcrop Coordinates: 50.8166°S, 72.6947°W Refer to outcrop 11 on location map

Outcrops of the Tres Pasos and Dorotea formations in northern Ultima Esperanza District highlighted in this field guide (outcrops 10, 12, and 15) are remote and extremely difficult to access. One way to appreciate the general characterstics of the strata is from a distance along a dirt road on the west side of the north-south flowing Rio Zamora, which has carved a canyon into the Tres Pasos Formation and upper Cerro Toro Formation. From within the boundaries of Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, take the road to “Laguna Azul” and continue heading north (Fig. 11.1A) (note: at the time of publication, this road went through private land with unlocked gates; please always respect private land and communicate your intentions to stay on road and view outcrops from afar). The outcrops are on the other side of Rio Zamora from this road; do not attempt to cross the river. From north to south, the outcrop belt straddles three mountains: Cerro Divisadero, Cerro Mirador, and Sierra Contreras. Abundant paleocurrent data from the Tres Pasos Formation in this area indicate that basinward was to the south-southeast (Shultz et al., 2005; Romans et al., 2008). The transect displayed in this river canyon is therefore generally parallel to depositional dip, providing an opportunity to see a dip-parallel slope cross-section. Some east-west tributary

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

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