Chapter 1. Balmy Shores and Icy Wastes: The Paradox of Carbonates Associated with Glacial Deposits in Neoproterozoic Times

  1. V. Paul Wright
  1. Ian J. Fairchild

Published Online: 9 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304534.ch1

Sedimentology Review/1

Sedimentology Review/1

How to Cite

Fairchild, I. J. (1993) Balmy Shores and Icy Wastes: The Paradox of Carbonates Associated with Glacial Deposits in Neoproterozoic Times, in Sedimentology Review/1 (ed V. P. Wright), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304534.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology, University of Reading, PO Box 227, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 2AB, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Earth Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 FEB 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632031023

Online ISBN: 9781444304534

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Keywords:

  • balmy shores and icy wastes - carbonates associated with glacial deposits in Neoproterozoic times;
  • Neoproterozoic times, 1000 to 570 Ma - remote areas far removed from civilization;
  • stratigraphic relationships of carbonates with Neoproterozoic glacial deposits;
  • Neoproterozoic sections and bounding carbonates with glacial units;
  • Dolostones with scoured storm breccias (shoreface);
  • ‘Normal’ Neoproterozoic carbonates;
  • freezing organic decomposition;
  • reflecting glacial abrasion followed by syn-depositional recrystallization by Ostwald ripening;
  • photomicrograph of laminated glacimarine diamictite with conspicuous dolomite clasts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Neoproterozoic successions

  • Earlier ideas on the origin of the carbonates

  • ‘Normal’ Neoproterozoic carbonates

  • Bounding carbonates

  • The glacial units

  • Low-latitude glaciation

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References