Contribution of the Magnetic Susceptibility to the Characterization of the Babouri-Figuil Cretaceous Basin


Magnetic susceptibility data from marine rocks can be used for global correlation due to synchronous variations in global erosion. This work, aims to show that, the magnetic susceptibility signature which exists in the cretaceous sediments of the Babouri-Figuil basin, resides mainly in the detrital constituents. Variations of amplitudes are observed, which can be useful for regional correlation.This amplitude variation results in the transgressive and regressive movements that give way to a fluctuation of detrital deposits because of erosion. Considering the sedimentological study, carried out, different microfacies have been identified in the basin, namely, fluvial facies and lake facies that sometimes contain fossils. The combination of detailed sedimentological analysis and sequence stratigraphy is based on the modeling of vertical and lateral variations within the basin. Finally, the interpretation of the magnetic susceptibility signal suggests that in the detrital domain, this signal is mainly controlled by environmental parameters such as the agitation of the water and the rate of sedimentation, as well as diagenesis.

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Balla Ondoa, A. , Ngos III, S. , Ndjeng, E. , Abolo, A. and N’Nanga, A. (2014) Contribution of the Magnetic Susceptibility to the Characterization of the Babouri-Figuil Cretaceous Basin. Open Journal of Soil Science, 4, 272-283. doi: 10.4236/ojss.2014.48029.

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