Depositional evolution of lower permian Palaeoaplysina build-ups, Kapp Duner Formation, Bjørnøya, Arctic Norway

L. Stemmerik, P.A. Larson, G.B. Larssen, A. Mørk, B.T. Simonsen

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    Abstract

    The Lower Permian Kapp Duner Formation on Bjørnøya includes an approximately 45 m thick Palaeoaplysina build-up complex. This complex is composed of stacked cycles of thin (0-1 m thick) restricted shelf mudstones and thicker (< 10 m thick) build-ups of Palaeoaplysina wackestone to boundstone capped by subaerial exposure surfaces. In the lower part of the complex, the build-ups are tabular and laterally more widespread than the lenticular build-ups found in the upper part of the complex. The depositional cycles most likely formed in response to fourth-order glacio-eustatic fluctuations in sea level, while the history of the build-up complex is controlled by longer-term, third-order fluctuations in relative sea level. The position of the build-up complex is structurally controlled.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-174
    Number of pages14
    JournalSedimentary Geology
    Volume92
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1994

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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