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See detailEarly Carboniferous events along the north-eastern Gondwanan margin: an example from the Mobarak Formation of the Central Alborz Mountains, Northern Iran.
Sardar Abadi, Mehrdad ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Poty, Edouard ULg et al

Poster (2015, July 14)

The transition from the Late Devonian to the Early Carboniferous was marked by tectonic events, environmental change and global oceanic biological turnover that influenced sedimentary regimes. The end ... [more ▼]

The transition from the Late Devonian to the Early Carboniferous was marked by tectonic events, environmental change and global oceanic biological turnover that influenced sedimentary regimes. The end-Devonian faunal extinction event, for example, eliminated most of the reef building taxa, which, coupled with an increasing rate of subsidence in response to the opening of the Paleo–Tethys and a sea-ward shift of carbonate factories during the Lower Carboniferous, led to the formation of extensive carbonate ramp platforms along the Laurasian and Gondwanan margins. This development has already been reported from the western Gondwanan and southern Laurasian margins but not from northern to north-eastern Gondwanan margin yet. We aim to improve the knowledge on the main factors controlling the development and growth of carbonate ramps during the Lower Carboniferous by examining the Alborz basin along the northern margin of Gondwana. The Lower Carboniferous Mobarak Formation records the development of a storm-sensitive pervasive carbonate factory on the southern Paleo-Tethys passive margin following the opening of the Paleo-Tethys Ocean into the Alborz basin along the northern margin of Gondwana. Four outcrops in the central Alborz Mountains were studied: the Jaban, Aroo, Shahmirzad and Labnesar sections. Four events have been described as the principal factors controlling carbonate platform evolution in the Lower Carboniferous: (1) A transgression linked to global temperature rise in the Early Tournaisian (Middle Hastarain) resulted in the formation of thick-bedded argillaceous limestones. This interval is represented by massive beds of dark mudstones–wackestones to packstones that laterally interfinger with finely laminated limestones, and with bed thickness ranging on the centimeter to meter scale. This interval correlates with Lower Tournaisian nodular to argillaceous limestones of the Moravia Basin (Czech Republic), the Rhenish Slate Mountains (Poland) and the Dinant Basin (Belgium). (2) Late Hastarian–Early Ivorian glaciations were identified in Southern Gondwana but had not been evidenced in Northern Gondwana yet. This glaciation regime is recorded through the appearance of inner-ramp channel-form facies in mid– and outer-ramp settings. (3) During Late Ivorian–Early Visean?, a differentiation block faulting regime along the basin’s margin caused uplift of the westernmost parts of the Alborz basin and resulted in a sub-marine collapse in the eastern part of the central basin. This caused vast sub-aerial exposure and brecciation the top of the Mobarak Formation at the Jaban and Aroo sections. The sub-marine collapse was recorded through the occurrence of Zoophycos bearing fine-grained limestones in the top of the Labnesar and Shahmirzad sections. (4) Tectonic activity that coincided with considerable and abrupt sea level falls as an indirect consequence of the Viséan and Serpukhovian glaciations phases. This progressive sea level drop led to the stagnation of the carbonate factory, which is expressed as an erosional surface at the top of the Mobarak Formation. [less ▲]

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See detailOnset, growth, decline and decease of the Frasnian reefs and carbonate platform in the Frasnian of Belgium
Poty, Edouard ULg; Denayer, Julien ULg; Mottequin, Bernard

in Bernecker, Michaela (Ed.) 12th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera 2015 - Abstract Volume (2015, February)

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See detailThe Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary and the Lower Caroniferous in the type area
Denayer, Julien ULg; Prestianni, Cyrille; Sautois, Marie et al

in STRATA (2015), 17

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See detailTsunamis triggered the Late Frasnian Kellwasser extinction event
Poty, Edouard ULg; Denayer, Julien ULg; Mottequin, Bernard ULg

in 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Abstracts volume (2014)

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See detailPaléontologie des invertébrés, note de travaux pratiques
Denayer, Julien ULg; Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Poty, Edouard ULg et al

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See detailGéologie: notes de cours
Poty, Edouard ULg

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See detailSedimentology and magnetic susceptibility of Mississippian (Tournaisian) carbonate sections in Belgium
Bertola, C.; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg et al

in Bulletin of Geosciences (2013), 88(1), 69-82

Magnetic susceptibility (MS) and biostratigraphy have been used to correlate better the reference sections of Belgian Tournaisian, the Rivage road and railway sections and the Gendron-Celles railway ... [more ▼]

Magnetic susceptibility (MS) and biostratigraphy have been used to correlate better the reference sections of Belgian Tournaisian, the Rivage road and railway sections and the Gendron-Celles railway section. These 200 m thick time-equivalent sections are about sixty kilometres apart and belong to two different sedimentation areas: a shallow ramp setting for Rivage (Condroz Sedimentation Area, Hance et al., 2001) and a subsiding area for Gendron (Dinant Sedimentation Area). The sedimentological model shows that both sections are characterized by a bioclastic dominated sedimentation (crinoids-peloids-algae assemblages), interrupted by more argillaceous facies related to rapid sea-level rises (crinoids-brachiopods-bryozoans assemblages). Accommodation was significantly higher in the DSA and allowed the development of Waulsortian buildups during the Ivorian. Variations of magnetic susceptibility (MS) seem to be related to fluctuations in detrital input and carbonate productivity. MS evolution with palaeogeography can be integrated in the Da Silva et al. (2009a) model for the Devonian ramp system: external ramp settings have low carbonate productivity, low water agitation and high MS, whereas more proximal environments are characterized by higher carbonate productivity, higher water agitation and lower MS. Carbonate buildups show the lowest MS and highest productivity. MS curves are in agreement with the 3rd-order sequential interpretation. Lowstand system tracts (LST) show the highest MS values while transgressive system tracts (TST) are characterized by decreasing values and highstand system tracts/ falling stage system tracts (HST/FSST) by the lowest values. [less ▲]

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See detailCampanian-Maastrichtian fossils from southern Belgium and neighbouring countries curated at the University of Liège
Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Denayer, Julien ULg; Fischer, Valentin ULg et al

in Jagt, John W. M.; Jagt-Yazykova, Ellena (Eds.) The Maastrichtian Stage; the current concept. Workshop programme, abstracts and field guide (2012, September 06)

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See detailCours de géologie
Poty, Edouard ULg

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Notes du cours de géologie de 1 bac en géologie et de 2 bac en géographie

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See detailGéologie: notes de cours
Poty, Edouard ULg

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Notes du cours de géologie de 1 bac en géologie et de 2 bac en géographie. Etude du cycle géologique

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See detailProceedings of the XIth International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, Liège 2011
Denayer, Julien ULg; Aretz, Markus; Poty, Edouard ULg

Book published by Geologica Belgica (2012)

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