Regressive-transgressive cyclothem with facies record of the re-flooding window in the Late Silurian carbonate succession (Podolia, Ukraine)

Czasopismo : Acta Geologica Polonica
Tytuł artykułu : Regressive-transgressive cyclothem with facies record of the re-flooding window in the Late Silurian carbonate succession (Podolia, Ukraine)

Autorzy :
Gaetani, M.
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita’ di Milano, Italia, maurizio.gaetani@unimi.it,
Meço, S.
Fakulteti Gjeologji-Miniera,Tirana, Albania, smeco_2001@yahoo.com,
Rettori, R.
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita’ di Perugia, Italia, rrettori@unipg.it,
Henderson, C. M.
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada, cmhendr@ucalgary.ca,
Tulone, A.
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita’ di Perugia, Italia, accursio.tulone@hotmail.it,
Łuczyński, P.
Institute of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93; PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland, Piotr.Luczynski@uw.edu.pl,
Kozłowski, W.
Institute of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93; PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland, Wojciech.Kozlowski@uw.edu.pl,
Skompski, S.
Institute of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93; PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland, Skompski@uw.edu.pl,
Abstrakty : The term “re-flooding window” was recently proposed as a time-interval connected with the transgressive stage of present day peri-reefal development. In the analysis presented here, a fossil record of a re-flooding window has been recognized. Nine Late Silurian carbonate sections exposed on the banks of the Dnister River in Podolia (Ukraine) have been correlated base on bed-by-bed microfacies analysis and spectral gamma ray (SGR) measurements. Correlated were sections representing settings ranging from the inner part of a shallow-water carbonate platform to its slope, through an organic buildup. The reconstructed depositional scenario has been divided into six development stages, with the first three representing a regressive interval and the latter three a transgressive interval of the basin’s history. The re-flooding window has been identified at the beginning of a transgressive part of the succession. Surprisingly, it is characterized by an extremely fast growth of a shallow, tide-dominated platform and by deposition of calciturbiditic layers in a more basinal area. The interpreted succession is a small-scale model illustrating the reaction of carbonate depositional sub-environments to sea level changes and determining the facies position of the stromatoporoid buildups within the facies pattern on a Silurian shelf. The use of SGR analyses in shallow water, partly high-energy, carbonate facies, both for correlation purposes and for identifying depositional systems, is a relatively new method, and thus can serve as a reference for other studies of similar facies assortment.

Słowa kluczowe : wody płytkie, węglan, sylur, Podole, re-flooding window, spectral gamma ray record, shallow water carbonates, Late Silurian, Podolia,
Wydawnictwo : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Rocznik : 2015
Numer : Vol. 65, no. 3
Strony : 297 – 318
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Cytuj : Gaetani, M. ,Meço, S. ,Rettori, R. ,Henderson, C. M. ,Tulone, A. ,Łuczyński, P. ,Kozłowski, W. ,Skompski, S. , Regressive-transgressive cyclothem with facies record of the re-flooding window in the Late Silurian carbonate succession (Podolia, Ukraine). Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 65, no. 3/2015
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