The Vocontian clastic dykes and sills: a geometric model
Published:January 01, 2003
Distal Aptian-Albian deep water channelled massive sands of the Vocontian Basin (SE France) are often associated with sand injections. The Bevons and Rosans areas in the Vocontian domain present probably the most spectacular outcrops showing complex networks of clastic sills and dykes injected into a thick marly/limy succession. Most injections are found in the channel banks, fed laterally from sandy channels. The sills are up to 10 metres thick in the vicinity of the connection with the channel feeder; they thin out and die into marls 2 or 3 kilometres away from it. Most dykes are injected from the...
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Subsurface Sediment Mobilization
Sedimentary facies in the subsurface are usually interpreted from a epositional/stratigraphical perspective: the depositional layering is generally considered to remain undisturbed, except in a few settings. But, there is growing evidence that subsurface sediment mobilization (SSM) is more widespread than previously thought, as new observations arise from the ever-increasing resolution of subsurface data. Many examples are from hydrocarbon provinces but studies elsewhere, for example in preparation for the underground storage of hazardous waste, have yielded unexpected examples. Although until now the different aspects of SSM, including soft sediment deformations, sand injections, shale diapirs, mud volcanoes, etc, have been separated, the new discoveries emphasize their inter-connection, regardless of scale, depth, location, grain size or trigger mechanism. This volume integrates the different aspects of sediment mobilization in the subsurface and their structural consequences, allowing a more generaland a more coherent view of the subject.