turbidite


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turbidite

[′tər·bə‚dīt]
(geology)
Any sediment or rock transported and deposited by a turbidity current, generally characterized by graded bedding, large amounts of matrix, and commonly exhibiting a Bouma sequence.
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This difference, coupled with the turbidite bedding of the basin deposits, suggests relatively rapid transitions from the pre-Late Ordovician source areas to a deep-water environment.
Sandstone detrital modes in the Makran accretionary wedge, southwest Pakistan: Implications for tectonic setting and long-distance turbidite transportation.
Meem (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian) Fm consists of various facies including shallow to relatively deep marine carbonate, shallow marine sandstone, turbidite and organically rich mudstone.
Here, there are no Palaeozoic materials, although carbonated sediments--nearly pure limestone, olistostrome and dolomite--occur with turbidite, gaps, marl, clay and sandstone.
The facies displays Lowe's (1982) coarse-grained turbidite classification divisions S2 and S3.
These sedimentary layers, which mainly consist of shale intercalated with occasional fine-grained turbidite sandstones, form part of the Late Cretaceous Kabaw Formation (Than Htut, 2015).
Galea [11] indicated the depositional environment of the Caratas Formation as turbidite flows on a continental slope, as suggested by its sedimentary structures and foraminifera.
The prospectivity of the carbonate trend, including the Cinco prospect, and the Hawkeye turbidite clastic prospect demonstrates the high impact potential to be tested by exploration drilling in SC55," McNab added.
Mineralised zones are up to 40m in width and consist of multiple veins hosted primarily within sedimentary shale horizons which are part of a turbidite sequence (interbedded sandstone and shales).
09 wt%) in the samples except AU9219, AU9213, AU9245 suggest rapid deposition perhaps as radiolarian turbidite.
The block contains the shallow water portion of the Mamberamo delta and an undeveloped gas discovery in Pliocene turbidite reservoirs.
The primary target, Murombe, a Barremian Age turbidite fan system and a secondary target, the Baobab, a shallower Santonian Age structure were both penetrated.