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Cretaceous Platform of Valles-San Luis Potosi, Northeastern Central Mexico

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M. A. Basáñez-Loyola
M. A. Basáñez-Loyola
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo Mexico City, Mexico
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R. Fernández-Turner
R. Fernández-Turner
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo Mexico City, Mexico
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C. Rosales-Domínguez
C. Rosales-Domínguez
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo Mexico City, Mexico
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Published:
January 01, 1993

Abstract

Name: Valles-San Luis Potosi platform

Authors: M. A. Basáñez-Loyola, R. Fernandez-Turner, and C. Rosales-Domínguez

Location: From 98° 50' to 101° west longitude and 21° 15' to 23° 45' north latitude, states of San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Queretaro, and Nuevo Leon, northeastern central Mexico

Geologic time interval: Valanginian–early Senonian

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Rifted passive margin

Basin type: Epeiric shelf, marginal cratonic

Paleoclimate: Humid and tropical

Platform type: Isolated

Platform geometry: 2500 m thick; 200 km wide, approximately 235 km long

Facies and fossils: Fine- to coarse-grained carbonates; benthic foraminifera, mainly miliolida, molluscs (rudists), algae, and corals

Systems tracts: Evaporitic lagoon, lagoon, organic reefs, foreslope, basin at highstand systems tract

Stacking patterns: Progradational lagoon and reefal edge, before drowning and final retrogradation

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AAPG Memoir

Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms

J. A. Toni Simo
J. A. Toni Simo
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Robert W. Scott
Robert W. Scott
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Jean-Pierre Masse
Jean-Pierre Masse
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810973
Publication date:
January 01, 1993

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