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Paleoslope, sea-level and climate controls on Upper Miocene platform evolution, Las Negras area, southeastern Spain

Models for carbonate stratigraphy from Miocene reef complexes of Mediterranean regions

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Franseen E.K.

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Abstract

Carbonate platforms in the Las Negras area evolved from onlapping ramps to fringing reef complexes later draped by cyclic shallow marine strata. Although sea-level history and paleoclimate had an effect on platform evolution, substrate topography played a dominant role. The strata are divided into five depositional sequences of Tortonian and Messinian age. The model of platform evolution provided by the Las Negras area exposures likely has applications for other Miocene carbonate complexes in the Mediterranean and could apply to other carbonate complexes in the rock record.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Paleoslope, sea-level and climate controls on Upper Miocene platform evolution, Las Negras area, southeastern Spain
Series title:
Models for carbonate stratigraphy from Miocene reef complexes of Mediterranean regions
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
SEPM/Society for Sedimentary Geology; Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology
Publisher location:
5
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
159
Last page:
176
Number of Pages:
18