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Insights into Cretaceous-Palaeogene sediment transport paths and basin evolution in the North Atlantic from a heavy mineral study of sandstones from southern East Greenland

Whitham, A G; Morton, Andrew; Fanning, Christopher


Major changes in sandstone provenance occurred during the deposition of the Cretaceous-Eocene succession in Kangerlussuaq, southern East Greenland. These changes can be recognized on the basis of provenance sensitive heavy mineral parameters (apatite:tourmaline and rutile:zircon ratios and garnet geochemistry) and the SHRIMP U-Pb dating of detrital zircons. The results support the subdivision of the succession into three units separated by major unconformities spanning the Late Coniacian to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Petroleum Geoscience
DOI: 10.1144/1354-079302-506


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