Sedimentological Conditions of Early Paleozoic Paleobasin in the Northwestern Russian Platform: Reconstruction of Paleolithodynamics and Mineral Resources


Reconstruction of characteristics of sedimentary environments of the Lower Paleozoic Sandstone (hereafter LPS) sequence in the northwestern Russian platform based on granulometric and texture analyses reveals high paleohydrodynamic conditions of sedimentation which decrease to moderate in south-east direction. Determination of quantitative paleolithodynamic parameters showed that the real sedimentation duration was considerably less than the related stratigraphic scale interval that is evidence of long interrupt of sedimentation and re-deposition of the clastic material. Study of paleolithodynamics is significant both for reconstruction of the paleobasin history and assessment of mineral resources.

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A. Lalomov and G. Berthault, "Sedimentological Conditions of Early Paleozoic Paleobasin in the Northwestern Russian Platform: Reconstruction of Paleolithodynamics and Mineral Resources," Open Journal of Geology, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 41-45. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2013.32B010.

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