Sample records for FORMACION DEL RIO GREEN (green river formation)
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Aspectos sedimentológicos y estratigráficos de los depósitos cuaternarios de la costa platense del Departamento de Canelones (Uruguay)/ Sedimentologic and stratigraphic aspects of the Quaternary deposits along the Plata Coast on the Departamento de Canelones (Uruguay)

Goso Aguilar, César
2006-07-01

Resumen en español Esta contribución brinda elementos sedimentológico-estratigráficos de los depósitos cuaternarios que aparecen en los acantilados y plataformas en la costa rioplatense del Departamento de Canelones, Uruguay. Se constató la presencia de depósitos regresivos e ingresivos cuaternarios, materializados por los sedimentos pleistocénicos transicionales de la Formación Chuy y los continentales de las formaciones Libertad y Dolores, así como los transicionales holocénicos (mas) de la Formación Villa Soriano. Se caracteriza litológicamente cada unidad, se interpretan los procesos actuantes y se hacen inferencias acerca de los ambientes de sedimentación involucrados. Resumen en inglés The Uruguayan Quaternary record has been studied by several authors in the last four decades. The Quaternary glacial and interglacial record shows a few tens meters of thickness and is integrated by both sediments and non-depositional surfaces. The sedimentary package is better exposed in the southern region and coastal area of Uruguay. The non-depositional surfaces (iron crust) and paleosoils are better exposed in the north and eastern region. The Lithostratigraphic colu (mas) mn proposed by Goso (1965, 1972) focuses the Quaternary record with a precursor genetic point of view, integrating lithologic, geomorphologic and climate conditions. However, this stratigraphic proposal was partially adopted and understood by some scientists. Transitional sediments of the Pleistocene Chuy Formation and continental deposits of Libertad and Dolores formations are present. Also, transitional Holocene sediments of Villa Soriano Formation were shown and are described (Fig. 1). The goal of this paper is to contribute to the knowledge of a part of this record especially towards some sedimentologic and stratigraphic features of the Quaternary deposits exposed along Rio de la Plata coast in the Canelones Department, Uruguay (Figure 2). The Chuy Formation is very well exposed in Villa Argentina and Las Vegas - La Floresta beaches. It is integrated mainly by white conglomerates and coarse to fine sandstones with current and wave traction structures and trace fossils. Also contains fossiliferous green clay deposits. It looks with variable thickness since a few meters to twenty five meters (Figs. 3 and 5). It was deposited during an interglacial period in transitional sedimentary environment, predominantly the shoreface portion in a barrier island and lagoon systems, into tidal conditions. The top of this lithofacies sequence shows a thin (few centimetres) iron crust in the area. This non-depositional surface was also observed in others inner Canelones localities (several Santa Lucia river sections). The Libertad and Dolores Formations can be observed in several localities along the studied area. They are composed mainly of brownish fangolites and silt-clay sediments. Massive, parallel lamination, incised lobes and tabular deposition are the main structures and geometries exposed of these units (Figs 4-8). They were deposited during a Pleistocene glacial period with the alternance of semiarid and temperate conditions and materialize a continental sedimentation (gravity flows, reworked eolian deposits). These units show a few meters of thickness. The Villa Soriano Formation is present in La Floresta beach, Sarandí creek mouth, and is composed mainly by grey fangolites and black fossiliferous clays containing molluscs valves (Figs 3e and 9). This unit was deposited during the current interglacial period and materializes the last ingressive sea-level conditions. Considering both the coastal outcrops and subsurface distribution in Uruguay the Villa Soriano Formation represents the last holocenic embayments and shorelines. The thickness of this unit in the area is less than six meters. The coast of Canelones Department along Río de la Plata shows several meters of quaternary sequences in many locations. In these combined sections two transgressive-regressive cycles were observed and analyzed. The former is composed by sediments of the Libertad II (continental) and Chuy III (transitional) Formations deposited since Medium to Upper Pleistocene, while the latter is constituted by a few meters thickness of sediments that belongs to both Dolores (continental) and Villa Soriano (transitional) formations during the time interval Upper Pleistocene - Holocene.

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Lutitas negras lacustres cercanas al límite Paleógeno-Neógeno en la región noroccidental de la provincia del Neuquén: Evidencias palinológicas/ Lacustrine black shales near to the Paleogene - Neogene boundary in north-western Neuquén Province: palynological evidence

Leanza, H. A.; Volkheimer, W.; Hugo, C. A.; Melendi, D. L.; Rovere, E. I.
2002-09-01

Resumen en español Se muestrearon con fines palinológicos sedimentitas lacustres referidas a la Formación Lileo nov. aflorantes en las cercanías de la localidad de Los Miches, en el noroeste de la provincia del Neuquén, República Argentina. Sobre la base del análisis microflorístico las capas portadoras de palinomorfos pueden asignarse al Oligoceno Tardío - Mioceno Temprano. Las rocas muestreadas se caracterizan por lutitas negras, gris verdosas, gris oscuras y castaño claras, alte (mas) rnando con niveles delgados, a veces oolíticos de calizas gris claras, con superficie de meteorización blanco amarillenta. Entre estas sedimentitas se intercalan andesitas, tobas y aglomerados volcánicos de composición mesosilícica. En los afloramientos del área del río Guañacos se observan capas irregulares de carbonato fibroso tanto como baritina nodular con estructura fibroradial, junto con bivalvos indeterminados de agua dulce. La asociación microflorística muestra relativamente baja diversidad. En general, el género Nothofagidites domina la asociación. Los componentes principales de la microflora consisten en granos de polen pertenecientes a varios taxones de angiospermas, tales como Baumannipollis sp. cf. B. variaperturatus, Corsinipollenites atlantica, Milfordia sp., Nothofagidites saraensis, Smilacipites sp. cf. S. echinatus and Tricolpites asperamarginis junto con granos de polen de angiospermas de Araucariacites australis, Equisetosporites notensis y Podocarpidites spp. Los elementos de Pteridophyta/Bryophyta están representados por Cyatheacidites annulatus, Cicatricosisporites sp., Deltoidospora sp., Lycopodiumsporites austroclavatidites, Ricciaesporites sp. y Laevigatosporites ovatus, mientras que entre los taxones lacustres se reconocieron Azolla sp. y Botryococcus sp. (Chlorophyta). Resumen en inglés Lacustrine sedimentary rocks referred to the Lileo Formation nov. cropping out near Los Miches locality, northwestern Neuquén Province, Argentine Republic, were sampled for palynological study. On the basis of the microfloristic analysis, the palynomorph-bearing beds can be ascribed a Late Oligocene to Early Miocene age. The sampled rocks are black, grey-green, dark grey and light brown shales alternating with thin,locally oolithic, light grey limestones, with yellowish (mas) white weathering. Among these rocks are interbedded andesites, tuffs, and volcanic agglomerates of mesosilicic composition. In the outcrops of the Guañacos river area, some irregular beds of fibrous carbonate have been observed as well as fibroradial nodular barite, together with some indeterminate fresh-water. The microfloristic assemblages have a relatively low diversity. In most of them the genus Nothofagidites dominates the association. The components present in the microflora are pollen grains corresponding to several angiosperm taxa, such as Baumannipollis sp. cf. B. variaperturatus, Corsinipollenites atlantica, Milfordia sp., Nothofagidites saraensis, Smilacipites sp. cf. S. echinatus and Tricolpites asperamarginis together with gymnosperm pollen grains of Araucariacites australis, Equisetosporites notensis and Podocarpidites spp. The Pteridophyta/Bryophyta elements are represented by Cyatheacidites annulatus, Cicatricosisporites sp., Deltoidospora sp., Lycopodiumsporites austroclavatidites, Ricciaesporites sp. and Laevigatosporites ovatus, whereas among the lacustrine taxa Azolla sp. and Botryococcus sp. (Chlorophyta) were recognized.

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Nature and Culture in Prehistoric Amazonia Using G.I.S. to reconstruct ancient ethnogenetic processes from archaeology, linguistics, geography, and ethnohistory

Eriksen, Love

This thesis investigates the socio-cultural and linguistic development of pre-Columbian Amazonia, with a particular focus on the period between 500 BC and AD 1500. In assembling and analyzing data from archaeology, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and geography in a Geographical Information S...

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