(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1982)

Document title

Storm-generated oolitic ironstones of the Famennian (Fa 1 b-Fa 2 a) in the Vesdre and Dinant synclinoria (Upper Devonian, Belgium)

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Four distinct levels with oolithic ironstones represent useful marker beds which may be correlated with red/purple-stained shales and limestones of the Aachen area and of the southern borders of the Dinant Nappe. The ironstones (allochtonous ferruginized allochems) originated in a coastal area from which they have been removed by storm waves to the open shelf. A working model for their origin is proposed. Discussion of their paleogeographic value (indicators of geotectonic activities), the stratigraphic hiatus and the metalliferous deposits.-(LW).


Article of periodic

published at : Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique Liège

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, vol. 105 [pp. 105-129]

Bibliographic references : 48 réf.



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