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Bassin houiller de Durban-Corbieres (Aude, France)

Andre Ovtracht and Jean Marie Vila
Bassin houiller de Durban-Corbieres (Aude, France)
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (1963) 5 (3): 294-297


Upper Carboniferous plant-bearing beds crop out in a coal basin along the Berre river, near Corbieres. The beds, from bottom to top, include red conglomerates with elements of Ordovician schist, arkosic schists and argillites, sandy schists, conglomerate, arkose-sandstone, and a second bed of red conglomerate with Ordovician elements unconformably overlying the series below. This sequence unconformably overlies Ordovician schists with no evidence of beds representing Gotlandian-Dinantian deposits. The beds thicken rapidly from northeast to southwest and are overlain unconformably by the middle Triassic Muschelkalk dolomites which are in turn overlain by the upper Triassic Keuper marls. The discordance of the Mesozoic on the Carboniferous and the similarity between the upper- and lowermost beds in the basin suggest that the Carboniferous beds represent a fold overturned to the south and eroded prior to deposition of the Triassic. Plant remains collected from the sandy schists suggest a Stephanian age. Abundant Sphenopteris and Pecopteris are among the significant genera represented.

ISSN: 0037-9409
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Bassin houiller de Durban-Corbieres (Aude, France)
Pages: 294-297
Published: 1963
Other Date: 1964
Text Language: French
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
Accession Number: 1967-001769
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map
N42°30'00" - N51°00'00", W05°00'00" - E08°30'00"
Source Note: Series 7
Country of Publication: France
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1967
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