Ali (1962) suggested a thickness of ~500 m for the combined basal conglomerate
quartz mica schist and quartzite members measured at Pind Khan Khel.
The mandible was at the contact of the lower marl carbonate and the basal conglomerate
. An estimated age is 27,000 years before present based on stratigraphic position at the basal conglomerate-lower marl contact (Fig.
The 2010 exploration programs are underway and are aimed at further testing and significantly expanding the current resources, as well drilling a large iron-rich basal conglomerate
for the first time.
For example, in areas underlain by the Meguma Supergroup, basal conglomerate
of the Horton Group is composed primarily of quartz-pebble conglomerate derived from quartz veins that are ubiquitous in metasedimentary strata, whereas in areas flanked by granitic basement the basal conglomerate
is typically arkosic granite-pebble conglomerate.
In the old Rio Algom drill logs, there was only a suggestion of this new Basal Conglomerate
Bed and the potentially higher grades, but nothing close to the type of grades they're now seeing, said Shefsky.
The quartz conglomerate unit deserves further study since it resembles the Chequilla Conglomerate, or even the basal conglomerate
of Provence and Sardinia.
1989) described a new specimen from the basal conglomerate
of the Ulgase Formation at Ulgase Village near Tallinn.
Shefsky is very bullish about the their high-grade findings in a basal conglomerate
bed 15 metres below a main conglomerate bed (sedimentary rock of pebbles solidified into solid rock).
Most probably, early diagenetic conditions were similar to the lithification stage of the basal conglomerate
pebbles of the Upper Cambrian Kallavere Formation in the Pakri Peninsula (Nemliher & Puura 1996a).
###Miocene###Rawalpindi###Muree Formation###Massive sandstone beds dark red and purplish clay/shale with basal conglomerates