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Nascimento, D.B., Ribeiro, A., Trouw, R.A.J., Schmitt, R.S. and Passchier, C.W. 2016. Stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Damara Sequence in northwest Namibia: Slope to basin sub-marine mass-transport deposits and olistolith fields. Precambrian Research, 278: 108–125


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Stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Damara Sequence in northwest Namibia: Slope to basin sub-marine mass-transport deposits and olistolith fields.

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The Neoproterozoic Damara Sequence (>1000 m thick) is composed of siliciclastic and carbonate rocks that crop out in the Damara Belt, Namibia. In Damaraland (including the Vrede, Bethanis, Austerlitz and Toekoms farms), these rocks were deformed and metamorphosed under greenschist facies (biotite zone) conditions during the Damara Orogeny. The stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Damara Sequence rocks are debated by the scientific community. We use field data, including detailed 1:25,000 geological mapping, elaboration of stratigraphic profiles and observation of preserved primary structures, textures and composition, to identify lithofacies and lithofacies associations, and to interpret lateral stratigraphic relations. Keywords: Deep-water deposits, Olistolith, Tectono-sequence, Neoproterozoic, Damara Sequence, Namibia.

Year: 2016

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301926816300183


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