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Sedimentology, magnetic susceptibility and isotopes of a middle frasnian carbonate platform: Tailfer section, Belgium
Da Silva, Anne-Christine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Pétrologie sédimentaire >]
Boulvain, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Pétrologie sédimentaire >]
Institut Palaontologie Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
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[en] sedimentology ; carbonate platform ; biostromes ; lagoon ; paleosoils ; magnetic susceptibility ; Belgium ; Frasnian
[en] The Tailfer section (Belgium, northern border of the Dinant Synclinorium) exposes Middle Frasnian shallow-water limestones. This paper proposes a sedimentological analysis based on classical petrology, which leads to the identification of 19 fourth order sequences, forming three third order system tracts. This sedimentological analyses is complemented by carbon isotopic and magnetic susceptibility (MS) data (based on the relation between MS and lithogenic input). Each system tracts is characterised by a particular evolution of the isotope and MS curve: Biostromal Unit: the biostromes are built by lamellar and branching stromatoporoids and massive metazoans. MS values are weak, in relation with the important distance from landmasses and lesser amounts of lithogenic contribution. The carbon isotope values are close to Frasnian seawater values. Lagoonal Unit: it corresponds to a lagoonal facies succession, from inter- to supratidal zones, rich in Amphipora, paleosiphonocladales, Umbella, and pellets, alternating with paleosoils. MS values are high, related to landmass proximity and high lithogenic input. The carbon isotopic curve shows strongly negative values, close to -7 parts per thousand, resulting probably from a continental influence. Lagoonal and biostromal Unit: it consists of a lagoonal succession with some biostromal interruptions. MS values are lower than in the lagoonal unit and the isotopic values are higher (close to 0 parts per thousand), related to an increase in distality.
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