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Reply to the comment on “Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper Vallesian–Turolian) in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess” by A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Z. Zhao, C.H. Song, J.J. Li, J. Zhang, A. Martín-Pérez, R. Martín-García, X.X. Wang, Y. Zhang and M.H. Zhang

Alonso-Zarza, Ana María and Zhao, Z. and Song, C. H. and Zhang, J. and Martínez Pérez, Álvaro and Martín García, Rebeca and Wang, X. X. and Zhang, Yaofeng and Zhang, M. H. and Meléndez Hevia, Alfonso (2010) Reply to the comment on “Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper Vallesian–Turolian) in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess” by A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Z. Zhao, C.H. Song, J.J. Li, J. Zhang, A. Martín-Pérez, R. Martín-García, X.X. Wang, Y. Zhang and M.H. Zhang. Sedimentary Geology, 230 . pp. 90-93. ISSN 0037-0738

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Abstract

Guo's et al. comments on our paper (Z.T. Guo, J.Y, Ge, G.Q. Xiao, Q.Z. Hao, H.B. Wu, T. Zhan, L. Liu, L. Qin, F.M.
Zeng, B.Y. Yuan, Comment on “Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper Vallesian–Turolian)
in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess” by A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Z.
Zhao, C.H. Song, J.J. Li, J. Zhang, A. Martín-Pérez, R. Martín-García, X.X. Wang, Y. Zhang and M.H. Zhang
[Sedimentary Geology 222 (2009) 42–51], Sedimentary Geology, 2010-this issue) mostly stress their
previous data and their model of configuration and evolution of the study area; it is not a real discussion of the
sedimentological features we describe. In this reply we will discuss some of the key features of the basin
configuration, correlations and sedimentology of the Tinshui basin. Our work has followed the common
procedures used in stratigraphy and sedimentology and so we can confirm our interpretation on basin
configuration and correlations. In all cases we have taken into account previous papers, including those of
Guo's group. In addition the sedimentological model we proposed is new due to the lack of previous
sedimentological studies, including facies analysis and petrography, in the studied area. Our model of a
continental alluvial-lacustrine basin fits well with other well-known examples over the world and explains
clearly the lateral facies transitions across the basin. It is not the aim of this reply to discuss all the previous
papers by Guo's group, but to reply to their main comments on our paper.
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Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tianshui basin; Lake deposits; Mudflat; Calcretes; Eolian deposits; Correlations; Neogene
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:12173
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