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Diatoms and tonsteins as paleoenvironmental and paleodepositional indicators in a Miocene coal bed, Costa Rica.

Palaios

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DOI: 10.2307/3514643

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Abstract

The Venado Formation is composed of more than 300 m of mudstone, siltstone, sandstone, limestone, volcaniclastics, and coal beds. The coal beds are of unknown lateral extent and mainly occur in the middle part of the formation. Diatoms are a useful microscopic tool for identifying the depositional environments. They indicate that swamp environments were intermixed with lacustrine environments during the formation of the peat deposit or that the coal records environmental changes through time. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Diatoms and tonsteins as paleoenvironmental and paleodepositional indicators in a Miocene coal bed, Costa Rica.
Series title:
Palaios
DOI:
10.2307/3514643
Volume
2
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Palaios
First page:
158
Last page:
164
Number of Pages:
7