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Aptian Mixed Terrigenous and Carbonate Platforms from Iberic and Prebetic Regions, Spain

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L. Vilas
L. Vilas
Instituto de Geología Económica Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
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J.-P. Masse
J.-P. Masse
Centre de Sedimentologie et Paleontologie Universite de Provence Marseille, France
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C. Arias
C. Arias
Instituto de Geologia Económica Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
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Published:
January 01, 1993

Abstract

Name: Aptian Prebetic and south Iberic platform

Authors: L. Vilas, J. P. Masse, and C. Arias

Location: From 39° 09′ to 38° 20′ N latitude and 1° 50′ to 0° 45′ W longitude, southeastern Spain

Geologic time interval: Aptian

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Passive margin (Prebetic) and intraplate basin (Iberic)

Basin type: Epeiric shelf

Paleoclimate: Generally humid, subtropical

Platform type: Ramp or platform

Platform geometry: 15–550 m thick, at least 140 km wide, and at least 120 km long

Facies and fossils: Fine to coarse limestone (predominantly Urgonian facies), minor amounts of siliciclastic sandstones, claystones, and marls. Benthic foraminifera (mainly orbitolinids), rudists (mainly Requienids), corals, chondrodonts, other molluscs, and dasyclad algae.

Systems tracts: Fluvial, mixed carbonate-siliciclastic coastal, inner carbonate shelf, shelf margin, and outer shelf

Stacking patterns: Three retrogradational–progradational sequences

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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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