LARGE SCALE RIPPLES IN SILURIAN LIMESTONES
Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2007
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 28–38, January 1968
How to Cite
BROADHURST, F. M. (1968), LARGE SCALE RIPPLES IN SILURIAN LIMESTONES. Lethaia, 1: 28–38. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1968.tb01725.x
- Issue online: 9 OCT 2007
- Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2007
Large scale ripple marks occur in Silurian (Landovery-Wenlock) limestones of the Oslo fjord area, Southern Norway. The limestones are biosparites with a drifted assemblage of fossils and sandstone pebbles.
Ripple cross-lamination is developed. It is concluded that the limestones accumulated under the action of strong currents. Features of the ripple cross-lamination suggest that these currents may have been tidal in origin.