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Glaucony from the Eocene of the Isle of Wight (southern UK); implications for basin analysis and sequence-stratigraphic interpretation

Alessandro Amorosi and Maria Carla Centineo
Glaucony from the Eocene of the Isle of Wight (southern UK); implications for basin analysis and sequence-stratigraphic interpretation
Journal of the Geological Society of London (September 1997) 154, Part 5: 887-896

Abstract

Vertical changes in the maturity of glaucony at two locations on the W (Alum Bay) and E (Whitecliff Bay) margin of the Isle of Wight indicate an overall upwards increase in the transgressive system tracts and a decrease in the highstand system tracts, with maximum values coinciding with condensed sections where a remarkable peak in glaucony concentration is always recorded. Despite documented intrasequential variability of glaucony characteristics, glaucony assemblages from distinct depositional sequences may generally be identified on the basis of more pronounced differences in maturity; consequently, glaucony attributes can be used as an index for characterization of third-order sedimentary cycles.


ISSN: 0016-7649
EISSN: 2041-479X
Coden: JGSLAS
Serial Title: Journal of the Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 154, Part 5
Title: Glaucony from the Eocene of the Isle of Wight (southern UK); implications for basin analysis and sequence-stratigraphic interpretation
Affiliation: Universita di Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Bologna, Italy
Pages: 887-896
Published: 199709
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 47
Accession Number: 1997-069249
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, strat. col., sketch map
N50°40'00" - N50°45'00", W01°30'00" - W01°00'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Update Code: 199722
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