The sedimentology of the lower Old Red Sandstone near New Aberdour, Grampian region

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doi: 10.1144/sjg21030239
Authors:Sweet, I. P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Bur. Miner. Resour., Geol. and Geophys., Canberra, Australia
Volume Title:Orcadian Basin
Volume Authors:Allison, Iain, editor; Biggar, Gordon M.; Brown, Stewart; Fannin, Nigel G. T.; Hall, Jeremy; Owen, Alan W.; Smythe, David K.; Trewin, Nigel H.; Grant, Douglas
Source:The Orcadian Basin, edited by Iain Allison, Gordon M. Biggar, Stewart Brown, Nigel G. T. Fannin, Jeremy Hall, Alan W. Owen, David K. Smythe, Nigel H. Trewin and Douglas Grant. Scottish Journal of Geology, 21(3), p.239-259. Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0036-9276
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 40 refs.; illus. incl. sects., strat. cols., geol. sketch maps
Summary:The Lower ORS exposed on the coast near New Aberdour, NE Scotland, can be divided into a lower sandstone and conglomerate formation and an upper sandy mudstone formation. The lower formation can be further subdivided into four lithofacies assemblages: debris flow conglomerates, stream channel deposits, proximal alluvial fan deposits and distal fan/sandflat deposits. The influence of tectonic activity and fan sedimentary processes are reflected in fining upwards 'megasequences' and 'sequences', respectively. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Alluvial fans; Biogenic structures; Bioturbation; Calcrete; Carbonate rocks; Clastic rocks; Conglomerate; Cyclic processes; Debris flows; Devonian; Fluvial environment; Lithofacies; Mass movements; Mud flats; Mudstone; Old Red Sandstone; Paleosols; Paleozoic; Playas; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentary structures; Sedimentation; Stratigraphy; Structural controls; Atlantic Ocean; Europe; Grampian Highlands; Great Britain; North Atlantic; North Sea; Orcadian Basin; Scotland; Scottish Highlands; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Environment; New Aberdour region
Coordinates:N574000 N575000 W0020000 W0022000
Abstract Numbers:86M/3851
Record ID:1986047159
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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