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Multi-faceted approach for basin evolution reconstitution: analysis of the Devonian platform from Belgium
Da Silva, A.C.; Boulvain, F (2012). Multi-faceted approach for basin evolution reconstitution: analysis of the Devonian platform from Belgium. Basin Res. 24(3): 338-356. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00526.x
In: Basin Research. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford. ISSN 0950-091X, more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 279739 [ OMA ]

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  • Da Silva, A.C., more
  • Boulvain, F, more

Abstract
    This study undertakes a multi-disciplinary approach (sedimentology, carbon isotopes, magnetic susceptibility and thickness distribution) to improve understanding of a major Palaeozoic carbonate platform, the Frasnian platform of Belgium. These combined techniques are used to reconstruct the platform history, which evolved in two main steps. During the first phase, the basin was strongly influenced by faulting, producing notable thickness and facies variations, with open ocean conditions, with good water circulation and no/or limited barrier reef. The second phase of platform development was less influenced by differential subsidence, as indicated by homogeneous facies distribution. However, this platform developed under restricted waters, with low circulation which is likely related to the development of a barrier reef.

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