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Sedimentation and Tectonic Subsidence During the Albian–Cenomanian in the Chihuahua Basin, Mexico

Carlos M. Cantú Chapa
Carlos M. Cantú Chapa
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo Subdirección de Exploración Mexico City, Mexico
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January 01, 1993


Name: Chihuahua basin

Author: Carlos M. Cantú Chapa

Location: From 103° 30' to 105° 00' west longitude and 28° 30' to 29° 45' north latitude, state of Chihuahua, Mexico

Geologic time interval: Albian-Cenomanian

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Intracontinental rifting

Basin type: Epicontinental shelf

Paleoclimate: Generally humid, semitropical

Platform type: Ramp

Platform geometry: 1250 m thick, at least 200 km wide, and about 300 km long

Facies and fossils: Thick carbonates with levels of clay-rich limestones, minor amounts of shales and sandstones; benthonic and planktonic microfossils, ammonites, pelecypods, and echinoderms

Systems tracks: Transgressive to regressive, composed of intertidal to subtidal, inner shelf and outer shelf

Stacking patterns: Combinations of retrogradational (or transgressive) followed by progradational (or regressive) successions

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