The Hectoroceras kochi Zone (Ryazanian) in the North Sea Central Graben and remarks on the Late Cimmerian Unconformity

Tove Birkelund, Claus Koch Clausen, Henrik Nøhr Hansen, Lise Holm

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    Abstract

    Ammonites, inoceramids and dinofl agellate cysts found in core material from the E-1 well in the Tail End Graben of the Danish part of the Central Graben are described. The core be longs to the upper, highly radioactive part of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (unit J-4) and includes the ammonite Hecroroceras
    kochi
    indicating the basal Cretaceous, Lower Ryazani an H. kochi Zone. Dinoflagellates indicate the Cannosphaeropsis thula Subzone. Dinoflagellates
    from cuttings immediately below and above the boundary between the Kimmeridge Clay Formation and the overlying Valhall Formation indicate a Valanginian
    age for the boundary (Spiniferites ramosus Zone). No hiatus between the two formations is discernible in the din oflagellates. The "Late Cimmeri an unconformity" is discussed in the light of the new stratigraph ic data from the well.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationÅrbog 1982
    EditorsBent Aaby
    PublisherDanmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse
    Pages53-72
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)87-421-0735-0
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 1983

    Publication series

    NameDanmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse Årbog
    PublisherDanmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse
    Volume1982
    ISSN (Print)0105-063X

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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