Carbonate facies of the Swope Limestone Formation (Upper Pennsylvanian), southeast Kansas
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Published by University of Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey] in [Lawrence .
Written in English



  • Kansas.


  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Pennsylvanian.,
  • Facies (Geology) -- Kansas.,
  • Limestone -- Kansas.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 16-17.

Statementby John H. Mossler.
SeriesState of Kansas Geological Survey. Bulletin 206, pt. 1, University of Kansas publications, Bulletin (Kansas Geological Survey) ;, 206, pt. 1.
LC ClassificationsQE113 .A2 no. 206 pt. 1, QE673 .A2 no. 206 pt. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p.
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5169240M
LC Control Number74620563

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  The journal Facies presents papers dealing with the interpretation of ancient and modern biotopes and carbonate depositional environments by means of facies analysis in its broadest sense. Once the central part of research in hydrocarbon exploration, facies analysis integrates modern and ancient biogeological processes of a changing earth. Carbonate platforms within this rift system develop from the Miocene through to the present day. The platforms occur in three main shallow-marine sites; on top of rotating and subsiding fault-blocks, on top of rising and subsiding salt diapirs and on top of coarse grained fan-deltas (Fig. ).Examples are found along the present-day shelves and in the Miocene to Pliocene outcrops along the.   There is a set of lacustrine facies carbonate rocks 60m in thickness in the lower part of 1st Member of Eogene Shahejie Formation in the Huanghua depression.   This book is part of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) Special Publications. The Special Publications from the IAS are a set of thematic volumes edited by specialists on subjects of central interest to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and printed to the same high standards as those published in the journal Sedimentology and several of these volumes have .