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Mixed Siliciclastic and Carbonate Platform of Albian–Cenomanian Age from the Iberian Basin, Spain

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A. García
A. García
Departamento de Estratigrafía Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
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M. Segura
M. Segura
Departamento de Estratigrafía Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
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J. F. García-Hidalgo
J. F. García-Hidalgo
Departamento de Geologia Universidad Alcalá de Henares Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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B. Carenas
B. Carenas
Departamento de Química Agrícola, Geologia y Geoquímica Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain
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Published:
January 01, 1993

Abstract

Name: Iberian basin

Authors: A. Garcia, M. Segura, J. F. García-Hidalgo, and B. Carenas

Location: From 42° to 39° 30' north latitude and 3° 30' west to 1° east longitude, Iberian Range, eastern Iberian Peninsula

Geologic time interval: Late Albian (Simplorbitolina conulus) to middle Cenomanian (Praealveolina cretacea)

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Platform developed in the conjunction of the Iberian aulacogen with the eastern Tethyan margin of the Iberian plate

Basin type: Pericontinental to peri-epicontinental

Paleoclimate: Not well known, probably warm and humid

Platform type: Shallow, open platform; margin not preserved in outcrop.

Platform geometry: Irregular sedimentary prism 300 × 300 km; thicknesses range from 50 to 500 m

Facies and fossils: Intertidal to shallow shelf carbonates and marls. Littoral and continental shales and sandstones. Intertidal areas characterized by stromatolites; shelfal areas by foramol association (benthic foraminifera, pelecypods, gastropods, and echinoderm fragments).

Systems tracts: Fluvial, littoral, shallow shelf

Stacking patterns: Mainly aggradational

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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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