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Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

Imaggeo On Monday: Micro and Nano composition

Imaggeo On Monday: Micro and Nano composition

This image shows benthic foraminifera species of Favulina hexagona (Williamson, 1848) together with nanofossils enclosed inside the shell hexagons. This modern foraminifera species was found in the sediment core retrieved from the western slope of the Rio Grande Rise (western South Atlantic).   Description by Liubov Kuleshova, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Crete- Diplono Petris (Διπλόνο Πέτρις)

Imaggeo On Monday: Crete- Diplono Petris (Διπλόνο Πέτρις)

Diplono Petris near Agios Pavlos in the south of Crete island is one of Europe’s most impressive folded rock formations. The rock strata document an alternation of different limestone layers in the pindos top of the Cretan ceiling pile. These sediments, once deposited in a deeper ocean basin of the Pindos Ocean, were deformed in the course of Alpine fold tectonics, triggered by the Northern ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Patterns in the landform

Imaggeo On Monday: Patterns in the landform

The badlands at the Zabriskie Point (Death Valley, California, USA) rest upon a mudstone foundation. In the prehistoric lakes of Death Valley, fine grained sediments were deposited to form soft rocks. The clay minerals in the mudstone are shaped like tiny plates, which helps create the layers. The combination of the almost impermeable mudstone and Death Valley’s low rainfall makes plant grow ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Red triassic sandstone

Imaggeo on Mondays: Red triassic sandstone

As child growing up on the south coast of Devon in the UK, I never really realised that our beaches were unusual. A glorious, glowing orange-red colour, the cliffs that you can see in this photograph by Sarah Weick produced similarly red sand beaches and warm ochre soils. The bright colour is the result of the sandstone and conglomerates of these rocks, collectively called the New Red Sandstones, ...[Read More]