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Deep submarine channel in upper Miocene, Orange County, California

J. Alan Bartow
Deep submarine channel in upper Miocene, Orange County, California
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (September 1966) 36 (3): 700-705

Abstract

A large channel which has been eroded in the silty shales and fine-grained sandstones of the Capistrano Formation (Miocene-Pliocene) and filled with contemporaneous thick-bedded, coarse-grained sandstone is exposed in a sea cliff near Dana Point, Orange County, California. Structures suggesting deposition by turbidity currents or related "gravity displacement" processes with paleocurrent directions toward the southwest are present in both eroded beds and fill. Foraminiferal assemblages indicate water depths of more than 2000 feet. The channel is intepreted as a channel across a deep sub-sea fan.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 36
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Deep submarine channel in upper Miocene, Orange County, California
Author(s): Bartow, J. Alan
Affiliation: Humble Oil and Refining Co., Midland, TX, United States
Pages: 700-705
Published: 196609
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 16
Accession Number: 1987-042241
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch map
N33°25'00" - N33°53'60", W118°07'60" - W117°25'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1987
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