magnafacies

magnafacies

[¦mag·nə′fā·shēz]
(geology)
A major, continuous belt of deposits that is homogeneous in lithologic and paleontologic characteristics and that extends obliquely across time planes or through several time-stratigraphic units.
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2007, The Late Ordovician Dawson Point Formation (Timiskaming outlier, Ontario): Key to a new regional synthesis of RichmondianHirnantian carbonate and siliclastic magnafacies across the central Canadian craton: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v.