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Pediment concept applied to Shinarump and similar conglomerates

William Lee Stokes
Pediment concept applied to Shinarump and similar conglomerates
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (February 1950) 61 (2): 91-98

Abstract

The Shinarump and Buckhorn conglomerates and the Dakota sandstone are widespread deposits of Mesozoic age in the western interior. The physical characters indicate a fluvial origin, but the wide areal extent, scarcity of fossils, and exceptional thinness are difficult to explain by current concepts. It is suggested that these and similar continental formations are extensive pediment deposits which originated by processes observable in present-day arid and semiarid regions. These ancient deposits are compared with known pediment deposits, and the implications with regard to stratigraphic terminology and age assignments are briefly discussed.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 61
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Pediment concept applied to Shinarump and similar conglomerates
Author(s): Stokes, William Lee
Pages: 91-98
Published: 195002
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-029599
Categories: Areal geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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