Chapter 4. Shallow Marine Sedimentation

  1. A. E. Mather1,
  2. J. M. Martín2,
  3. A. M. Harvey3 and
  4. J. C. Braga2
  1. José M. Martín and
  2. Juan C. Braga

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300604.ch4

A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almería Province, SE Spain

A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almería Province, SE Spain

How to Cite

Martín, J. M. and Braga, J. C. (2001) Shallow Marine Sedimentation, in A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almería Province, SE Spain (eds A. E. Mather, J. M. Martín, A. M. Harvey and J. C. Braga), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300604.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK

  2. 2

    Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuentenueva, 18002 Granada, Spain

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, Roxby Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool PO Box 147, L69 3BX, UK

Author Information

  1. Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuentenueva, 18002 Granada, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059195

Online ISBN: 9781444300604

Keywords:

  • Sorbas Basin - marine carbonate sedimentation starting in the Late Tortonian;
  • Neogene basins of Almería - two important stages of Messinian reef development, bioherm stage and fringing-reef stage;
  • reef slope having three parts - reef-talus slope, proximal slope and distal slope;
  • Sorbas Basin there are excellent exposures of the Messinian reef units;
  • siliciclastic stromatolites occurs in the Messinian, post-evaporitic Sorbas Member near Sorbas town;
  • uppermost beds of the Yesares Member - bunches of curved selenite in

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Excursion: Temperate water carbonates of the Agua Amarga Basin (one day)

  • Excursion: Tropical carbonates of Níjar (one day)

  • Excursion: Tropical carbonates of Sorbas (one day)

  • Excursion: Evaporites and stromatolites of the Sorbas Basin (one day)