cross-bedding


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cross-bedding

[¦krȯs ′bed·iŋ]
(geology)
The condition of having laminae lying transverse to the main stratification planes of the strata; occurs only in granular sediments. Also known as cross-lamination; cross-stratification.

cross-bedding

In sedimentary rocks, inclined laminations or bedding which lends textural and color pattern to building stone of such material.
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The Oredezh and Staritsa beds, cropping out in the Borschovo section, considerably differ in the grain-size of siliciclastic deposits, sedimentary structures and cross-bedding orientation.
Along this study, the presence either of: 1) peculiar cross-bedding and large channels (up to 4 m thick) locally filled up with a single set of coarsegrained, cross-bedded sandstones and conglomerates, 2) cross-bedding defined by long and thick couplets of different grain sizes and 3) ironstones, wrinkle structures (probably microbially-induced sedimentary structures, MISS) and vertebrate tracks, and their mutual relationships were proven as interesting examples, not described previously (3, ironstones, wrinkle and vertebrate tracks) or that can lead to sedimentary environment misinterpretation (1, large-scale, cross bedded sands).
No matter what mechanism one might invent for transporting sediment during the global Flood, including Austin's recently proposed submarine liquefied sediment gravity currents, (79) it should be realized that the absurdly high sediment transport rates needed to deposit a regional-scale layer such as the Coconino Sandstone in a matter of days will always be at odds with the slow water velocities and gradual sediment transport rates needed to form even the most basic cross-bedding structures.
Schlieren exhibit layering similar to cross-bedding and preserve ripple marks along their base.
The predominant sedimentary structure in this subunit of the section is tabular-planar cross-bedding (up to 1 m thick), as well as trough cross-bedding.
40 m) with occasional and poorly-preserved large-scale cross-bedding (paleocurrents towards the E-NE, Fig.
Thickness of the sandstone beds range from 4 to 200 cm; they are lenticular, showing pinch and swell morphology, hummocky cross-stratification, parallel lamination (Plate 1a), trough cross-bedding, flute casts, load casts (Plate.
According to Fernandes and Coimbra (1996), the Adamantina formation consists of a combination of very fine-grained sandstone and fine pink to brown silty mudstones, with brown intercalation; this is usual in massive stratification or plane parallel bedding, alternating with medium and small cross-bedding.
Cross-bedding is a feature in sedimentary rock in which strata include internal sets of layers that are inclined at an angle to the original horizontal bedding of the rock unit as a whole (Fig.