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The Vlierzele sands (Eocene, Belgium): A tidal ridge system
Houthuys, R.; Gullentops, F. (1988). The Vlierzele sands (Eocene, Belgium): A tidal ridge system, in: de Boer, P.L. et al. (Ed.) Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies. Extended versions of papers presented at the Symposium on Classic Tidal Deposits, held August 1985 in Utrecht, Netherlands. pp. 139-152
In: de Boer, P.L. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies. Extended versions of papers presented at the Symposium on Classic Tidal Deposits, held August 1985 in Utrecht, Netherlands. D. Reidel Publishing: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-277-2622-1. ix, 530 pp., more

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Keywords
    Eocene; Ridges; Belgium, Vlierzele; Marine

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  • Houthuys, R., more
  • Gullentops, F.

Abstract
    It is suggested that the Vlierzele Sands (late Lower Eocene) represent a longitudinal tidal sand ridge deposit. They consist of regular, cm- to dm-scale, cross-bedded sands originating from mobile, 20 cm - 50 cm high, two-dimensional megaripples. In the lower ranges of this facies, the intact megaripple forms have been preserved under a cover of vaguely horizontally laminated sands. The latter could be the result of rapid storm deposition on the lower flank of the sand ridge.

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