Distribution and Petrography of Concretionary Carbonate in a Falling-Stage Delta-Front Sandstone Succession: Upper Cretaceous Panther Tongue Member, Book Cliffs, Utah

  1. Sadoon Morad,
  2. J. Marcelo Ketzer and
  3. Luiz F. De Ros
  1. Philip G. Machent1,
  2. Kevin G. Taylor2,
  3. Joe H.S. Macquaker3 and
  4. Jim D. Marshall4

Published Online: 22 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118485347.ch8

Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy

Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy

How to Cite

Machent, P. G., Taylor, K. G., Macquaker, J. H.S. and Marshall, J. D. (2013) Distribution and Petrography of Concretionary Carbonate in a Falling-Stage Delta-Front Sandstone Succession: Upper Cretaceous Panther Tongue Member, Book Cliffs, Utah, in Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy (eds S. Morad, J. M. Ketzer and L. F. De Ros), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118485347.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD. UK

  2. 2

    School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M20 9PL. UK (corresponding author E-mail: kevin.taylor@manchester.ac.uk)

  3. 3

    Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of New found land, St John's, NL A1B 3X5, Canada (E-mail: JMacquaker@mun.ca)

  4. 4

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool,Brownlow Street,Liverpool L69 3GP.UK(E-mail:isotopes@liv.ac.uk)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2013
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118485392

Online ISBN: 9781118485347

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Keywords:

  • Book Cliffs;
  • concretionary carbonate;
  • delta-front sandstone;
  • diagenesis;
  • sequence stratigraphic evolution;
  • Upper Cretaceous Panther Tongue Member;
  • Utah

Summary

This chapter documents the relationship between the distribution of concretionary carbonate cementation and sequence stratigraphic evolution in the Upper Cretaceous Panther Tongue Member, Book Cliffs, Utah, by integrating sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and sedimentary geochemistry. It proposes that organic-acid generation during the early diagenesis of coals led to the leaching of detrital dolomite from the delta-front sandstones. By developing an along-strike sequence stratigraphic framework and integrating diagenetic data, the chapter highlights the controlling influence of sequence stratigraphic evolution on diagenesis. It also demonstrates the applicability of a process-based predictive model, developed for a shallow-marine storm-dominated environment, to a fluvially-dominated deltaic succession.