Geology Department, Arizona State University, Tempe. Arizona 85287, U.S.A.
Diagenetic density inversions and the deformation of shallow marine chert beds in Israel
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 261–271, April 1983
How to Cite
FINK, J. H. and RECHES, Z. (1983), Diagenetic density inversions and the deformation of shallow marine chert beds in Israel. Sedimentology, 30: 261–271. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1983.tb00669.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Manuscript received 26 October 1981; revision received 5 April 1982
ABSTRACT Chert folds and ‘dyke’-like boudinage in the Senonian Mishash Formation of Israel have orientations consistent with contemporaneous tectonic patterns whereas their amplitudes are anomalously high relative to strains calculated for adjacent layers. We suggest several means by which density inversions associated with chert diagenesis might amplify gentle structures whose wavelengths and orientations were determined by regional stresses.