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Directional-current structures from the Prealpine Flysch, Switzerland

John C. Crowell
Directional-current structures from the Prealpine Flysch, Switzerland
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (1955) 66 (11): 1351-1384

Abstract

Study of the orientation of various small- scale primary linear structures in the Gurnigel sandstone beds in the Paleocene-Eocene Flysch of the Prealps, western Switzerland, leads to the conclusion that the sandstones were deposited by turbidity currents in a relatively deep marine basin, and that the source of the sediments was a land mass (possibly a narrow island or island chain) to the northwest.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 66
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Directional-current structures from the Prealpine Flysch, Switzerland
Author(s): Crowell, John C.
Pages: 1351-1384
Published: 1955
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1955-001218
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. sketch maps)
N45°45'00" - N47°45'00", E05°49'60" - E10°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Secondary Affiliation: Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1955
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