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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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2010): Sea-level dynamics and palaeoecological factors affecting trace fossil distribution in Eocene turbiditic deposits (Gorrondatxe section, N Spain).
Trace fossils from a Carboniferous turbiditic lake-Implications For the recognition of additional nonmarine ichnofacies.
the Palmer-Hodgkinson Uplands) consists of large tracts of early Permian Mt Carbine Granite and Hodgkinson Formation, a regionally extensive Devonian succession comprising turbiditic metasedimentary rocks (Bultitude et al.
The Etisong-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 2,207m and produced over 6,000 bpd of oil from turbiditic reservoirs.
The series continues with marls, siliceous shales and pelagic limestone (Calpionella Limestone), and ends with the Palombini Shale and turbiditic units.
The targets in the Upper Cretaceous zone consist of turbiditic slope-fans and mounds which are the type of structures in which several oil and gas operators have already made many discoveries along the West African coast.
The Neoproterozoic Schist Greywacke Complex (SGC) is the largest domain of the CIZ which is characterized by a thick (up to 11 km) metasedimentary turbiditic sequence, consisting mostly of pelitic and psammitic beds (Villaseca et al.
2) show an upward progression into a highly bioturbated facies with abundant trace fossils, that lacks turbiditic structures.
During Late Cretaceous and Paleocene the Nicoya Peninsula received several kilometers of turbiditic sedimentation.
These units are unconformably overlain by thick turbiditic deposits of Late Cretaceous age which are widely distributed in the region.
Impure limestone beds containing up to 30% clastic material are recognized and are also considered to be turbiditic in origin.