Abstract

Some of the nodules described are similar to trace-fossils described by Donaldson and Simpson and some ichnofossils described by Seilacher, but many appear to be structures produced by sedimentary boudinage. These do not seem to be a result of organic or concretionary action. It is suggested that currents deposited thin bioclastic calcarenites with interbeds of calcite silt, and that crinoids and coral patches developed only sporadically during deposition. A few scavengers reworked the bioclastic calcarenites and calcite silt layers thus forming the trace-fossils; many of the irregular-nodules, however, were probably formed by differential compaction and segregation in the calcite silt beds, and may represent sedimentary boudins, which are relicts of former layers.

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