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Concepts learned from a 3D outcrop of a sinuous slope channel complex; Beacon Channel Complex, Brushy Canyon Formation, West Texas, U.S.A.

David R. Pyles, David C. Jennette, Mark Tomasso, Rick T. Beaubouef and Christine Rossen
Concepts learned from a 3D outcrop of a sinuous slope channel complex; Beacon Channel Complex, Brushy Canyon Formation, West Texas, U.S.A.
Journal of Sedimentary Research (January 2010) 80 (1): 67-96

Abstract

Sinuous channels are common bathymetric features on Earth's continental margins. Until now, the 3D stratigraphy of these features has primarily been inferred from 3D seismic studies and from limited 2D outcrop exposures of ancient successions. The Beacon Channel Complex of the Permian upper Brushy Canyon Formation is an exceptionally well-exposed example of a 3D exposure of a sinuous slope channel system. The Beacon Channel Complex crops out on five cliff facies in an area of approximately 1 km (super 2) (0.625 mi (super 2) ). Nearly one complete wavelength of sinuosity is recorded in the outcrop.


ISSN: 1527-1404
EISSN: 1938-3681
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Research
Serial Volume: 80
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Concepts learned from a 3D outcrop of a sinuous slope channel complex; Beacon Channel Complex, Brushy Canyon Formation, West Texas, U.S.A.
Affiliation: Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Chevron Center of Research Excellence, Golden, CO, United States
Pages: 67-96
Published: 201001
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 76
Accession Number: 2010-015569
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. charts, 11 plates, 1 table, geol. sketch maps
N30°40'00" - N32°00'00", W105°00'00" - W104°02'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Apache Corporation, Houston, USA, United StatesUniversity of Wyoming, USA, United StatesHess Corporation, USA, United StatesExxonMobil Development, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201010
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