publication . Article . 2018

Sedimentology and the facies architecture of the Ghaggar‐Hakra Formation, Barmer Basin, India: Implications for early Cretaceous deposition on the north‐western Indian Plate margin

Hazel Beaumont; Stuart M. Clarke; Stuart D. Burley; Andrew M. Taylor; Pinakadhar Mohapatra;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2018
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Fluvial strata of the Lower Cretaceous Ghaggar-Hakra Formation are exposed in fault blocks on the central-eastern margin of the Barmer Basin, Rajasthan. The sedimentology of these outcrops is described from 114 logs (thicknesses up to 100 m) and 53 two-dimensional correlation panels. The formation comprises three distinct channel-belt sandstone packages defined as the Darjaniyon-ki Dhani, Sarnoo and Nosar sandstones separated by thick siltstone-dominated floodplain successions. The sediments were deposited in a sub-tropical, low sinuosity fluvial system that matures into a highly sinuous fluvial system. The Nosar Sandstone, the youngest of the three packages, ex...
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free text keywords: QE, Paleogene, Fault block, Sedimentology, Gondwana, Fluvial, Paleontology, Cretaceous, Outcrop, Geology, Rift
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publication . Article . 2018

Sedimentology and the facies architecture of the Ghaggar‐Hakra Formation, Barmer Basin, India: Implications for early Cretaceous deposition on the north‐western Indian Plate margin

Hazel Beaumont; Stuart M. Clarke; Stuart D. Burley; Andrew M. Taylor; Pinakadhar Mohapatra;