publication . Article . 2015

Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous hydrocarbon seep boulders from Novaya Zemlya and their faunas

Hryniewicz, K; Hagström, J; Hammer, Ø; Kaim, A; Little, CTS; Nakrem, HA;
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  • Published: 15 Oct 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
The paper describes Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous seep carbonate boulders from the Russian Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya, collected in 1875 by A.E. Nordenskiöld during his expedition to Siberia. The carbonates are significantly depleted in heavy carbon isotopes (δ13C values as low as ca. − 40‰) and show textures typical for carbonates formed under the influence of hydrocarbons, such as fibrous carbonate cements and corrosion cavities. The rocks contain index fossils of Late Oxfordian–Early Kimmeridgian, Late Tithonian (Jurassic) and latest Berriasian–Early Valanginian (Cretaceous) age. The fossil fauna is species rich and dominated by molluscs, with subordinat...
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