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Late Cretaceous Carbonate-Siliciclastic Platforms of Provence, Southeastern France

J. Philip
J. Philip
Centre de Sedimentologie et Paleontologie Universite de Provence Marseille, France
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January 01, 1993


Name: Simaille, Marcouline, Font-Blanche, Canaille–Subeyran, and La Cadière platforms

Author: J. Philip

Location: From 5° to 6° east longitude and 43° 00' to 43° 30' north latitude, southeastern France

Geologic time interval: Late Cretaceous (upper Albian–Santonian)

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Transtensional regime

Basin type: Intracratonic

Paleoclimate: Warm and humid

Platform types: Rimmed platform, carbonate ramp, carbonate deltaic platforms

Platform geometry: From 20 to 400 m thick, maximum 30 km wide, and 100 km long

Facies and fossils: Carbonates with variable amounts of sandy to argillaceous limestones; rudists dominant with corals, stromatoporoids, red algae, sponges, echinoderms, benthic foraminifera, and ostracodes

System tracts: Transgressive, highstand, shelf margin

Stacking pattern: Retrogradational to progradational reefal or carbonate bank parasequence sets

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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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January 01, 1993




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