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A thick Oligocene succession of shallow-water carbonates exposed in southeast Spain provides an opportunity for studying the controls on platform and off-platform morphology and arrangement of facies successions, including compositional trends. The Oligocene platform of the Costa Blanca progressively onlaps a topographic high. It includes four high-frequency sequences that, together, show an overall upward-deepening trend and a vertical transition from cyclical inner-platform strata at the base to open-marine coralline algalmounded morphologies at the top. The margin is interpreted to have been a steep-sided and possibly faulted margin that shed coarsegrained platformal and older material into the basin. The five...

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