Upper Campanian-Maastrichtian holostratigraphy of the eastern Danish Basin

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doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2013.08.006
Author(s): Surlyk, Finn; Rasmussen, Susanne Lil; Boussaha, Myriam; Schioler, Poul; Schovsbo, Niels H.; Sheldon, Emma; Stemmerik, Lars; Thibault, Nicolas
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), Copenhagen, Denmark
GNS Science, New Zealand
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
Volume Title: Cretaceous Research
Source: Cretaceous Research, Vol.46, p.232-256. Publisher: Elsevier, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0195-6671
Note: In English. Includes appendices. 87 refs.; illus., incl. charts, geol. sketch map
Summary: One of the most expanded upper Campanian-Maastrichtian successions worldwide has been cored in a series of boreholes in eastern Denmark. A high-resolution holostratigraphic analysis of this part of the Chalk Group has been undertaken on these cores, notably Stevns-1, in order to provide a record of changes in chalk facies, water depths and sea-water temperatures. Combined lithological data, a suite of petrophysical logs including gamma ray (GR) logs, nannofossil and dinoflagellate palaeontology, stable carbon isotopes, seismic reflection and refraction sections form the basis for the definition of two new formations and six members, three of which are new, and for recognition of Boreal nannofossil subzones UC15eBP to UC20dBP. The upper Campanian-lowermost Maastrichtian Mandehoved Formation is subdivided into the Flagbanke and Boesdal Members and the Maastrichtian Mons Klint Formation is subdivided into the Hvidskud, Rordal, Sigerslev, Kjolby Gaard Marl and Hojerup Members. The Boesdal and Rordal Members show high GR values and a pronounced chalk-marl cyclicity. The Rordal and the thin Kjolby Gaard Marl Members have a regional distribution and can be traced over most of the Danish Basin, whereas the Hojerup Member is restricted to the easternmost part of Sjaelland. The other members consist of rather featureless white chalk. Abstract Copyright (2013) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2013
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 02 Geochemistry; 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Biostratigraphy; Biozones; Boesdal Member; Boreal Realm; Boreholes; Brachiopoda; C-13/C-12; Campanian; Carbon; Carbonate rocks; Chalk; Chalk Group; Cretaceous; Cyclic processes; Danish Basin; Denmark; Dinoflagellata; Eastern Denmark; Europe; Exmouth Plateau; Flagbanke Member; Gamma-ray methods; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; Gubbio Italy; Hojerup Member; Holostratigraphy; Hvidskud Member; Indian Ocean; Invertebrata; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Italy; Kjolby Gaard Marl; Leg 122; Lithostratigraphy; Lower Maestrichtian; Maestrichtian; Mandehoved Formation; Mesozoic; Microfossils; Mons Klint Formation; Nannofossils; ODP Site 762; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleogeography; Palynomorphs; Perugia Italy; Plantae; Radioactivity; Reflection; Rordal Member; Scandinavia; Sedimentary rocks; Seismic methods; Sigerslev Member; Sjaelland; Southern Europe; Stable isotopes; Stevns Klint; Surveys; Umbria Italy; Upper Campanian; Upper Cretaceous; Well-logging; Western Europe
Coordinates: N431500 N432500 E0134200 E0133500
S195315 S195314 E1121515 E1121514
N551000 N552500 E0123000 E0120000
Record ID: 2014029660
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