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Slope Feeder Channels, Urenui Formation, Wai-iti and Mimi Beaches, New Zealand

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P. R. King
P. R. King
1
GNS Science
,
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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G. H. Browne
G. H. Browne
1
GNS Science
,
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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M. J. Arnot
M. J. Arnot
1
GNS Science
,
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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I. Stromsoyen
I. Stromsoyen
2
University of Bergen
,
Bergen, Norway
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

The Urenui Formation stratigraphically overlies the Mount Messenger Formation. It is exposed for about 20 km (12.4 mi) along the coastal outcrop section, where it is approximately 900 m (2952 ft) thick. The Urenui Formation mainly comprises siltstones, which are generally massive, with bedding often only defined by subtle parting lineations. Benthic microfauna indicate that depositional water depths were middle to upper bathyal in lower parts of the formation and uppermost bathyal near the top. The stratigraphie position, paleobathymetry, dominant lithology, and correlation to clinoform-dominated intervals on nearby industry seismic reflection profiles, all indicate a prograding continental-slope depositional environment for the Urenui strata.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Atlas of Deep-Water Outcrops

Tor H. Nilsen
Tor H. Nilsen
Desceased
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Roger D. Shew
Roger D. Shew
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Gary S. Steffens
Gary S. Steffens
Shell International E&P
Houston, Texas
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Joseph R. J. Studlick
Joseph R. J. Studlick
Maersk Oil America Inc.
Houston, Texas
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810331
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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