The highly calcareous basal interval at Okeriko includes layered coatings that are similar to those recognised for the lower unit at Hugus and Toasis (Fig.
In the upper unit, they are generally more common in the upper part of the interval at Hugus and Toasis.
Sepiolite-dominated carbonate depletion hypocoatings are recognised in some samples from Hugus and Toasis as clearly orthic features with a stipple- to mosaic-speckled b-fabric and with enclosed sand grains (Fig.
They are absent at Hugus and Toasis, where field characteristics of the surface interval include low consistency, high salt content, and the presence of a thin salt crust.
For the deposits of the Hugus, Toasis, and Okozondje pans, comprising two lithological units separated by a hiatus, sepiolite coatings in the lower unit can, in principle, have formed before or after deposition of the upper unit.
Sepiolite coatings occur in the upper part of the lower unit at Hugus and in the western part of the Toasis basin, and they occur in the lower part of the unit in the eastern part of Toasis, characterised by sandy layered deposits.
The contrasting patterns for the upper unit at Hugus, where coatings are absent in the uppermost part of the unit in the (marginal) profiles in which they occur, indicate more complex controls on their formation or preservation.
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