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Coastal salina evaporites of the Triassic-Liassic boundary in the Iberian Peninsula: the Alacón borehole
Ortí Cabo, Federico; Salvany, Josep Maria
Universitat de Barcelona
The evaporite unit (the Lécera Formation), which was formed at the Triassic¿Liassic boundary in the Aragonian Branch of the Iberian Chain, was studied at the 01 Alacón borehole (Alacón village, Teruel province), where it is mainly constituted by a thick (>e and reflect deeper water settings, whereas in the upper part they correspond to shallower water settings. The evaporite sedimentation mainly occurred in a subsiding coastal basin of the salina or lagoon type. In this setting, the subaqueous precipitation of the carbonate and gypsum lithofacies was followed, in each cycle, by the interstitial growth of anhydrite in exposed conditions. As a whole, the evaporite succession reflects an infilling process. The conversion into anhydrite of the selenitic gypsum -probably also of the rest of depositional gypsum lithofaciesstarted under synsedimentary conditions and followed during shallow to moderate burial diagenesis.
Serralada Ibèrica
Triassic Period
Iberian Mountains (Spain)
(c) Ortí et al., 2004
Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera (ICTJA). Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l'Aigua (IDEA). Universitat Autonònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

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