Evidence for a major sediment input point into the Faroe–Shetland Basin from the Kangerlussuaq region of southern East Greenland
Published:January 01, 2005
M. Larsen, A. G. Whitham, 2005. "Evidence for a major sediment input point into the Faroe–Shetland Basin from the Kangerlussuaq region of southern East Greenland", Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives—Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference, A. G. Doré, B. A. Vining
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Studies of the sedimentary succession in Kangerlussuaq, southern East Greenland suggest that a prominent sediment input point existed in the region in the Late Cretaceous-Palaeogene, which was controlled by a major northwest-southeast-oriented fault lineament. The presence of this sediment transfer path is supported by a number of observations. Firstly, the Cretaceous succession thickens towards the fault. This apparent thickening is due to post-depositional erosion of the succession and indicates a Late Maastrichtian-Palaeogene downthrow to the southwest. Secondly, Palaeogene sediments, which underlie the thick plateau basalt succession, are thickest along the axis of the sub-basin lying west of the fault...
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