Variabilidad en la composición y procedencia de las areniscas turbidíticas del Grupo Hecho (Pirineo Sur-Central)



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Caja Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel and Marfil, Rafaela and García, D. and Remacha, E. and Pérez Fortes, Ana Patricia (2006) Variabilidad en la composición y procedencia de las areniscas turbidíticas del Grupo Hecho (Pirineo Sur-Central). Geotemas, 9 . pp. 53-56. ISSN 1576-5172

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The Eocene turbidite systems of the Hecho Croup (tectosedimentary units, TSU-2, 3, 4 and 5) of the Ainsa-Jaca foreland basin (South-Central Pyrenees) are characterised by spectacular outcrops and good preservation of the original field relationships between the fluvio-deltaic, shelf deposits and turbidites. The aim of this work is the petrographic characterisation of turbiditic carbonate are- nites in order to unravel provenance signatures and their evolution. Ternary compositional diagrams based on carbonate grains types, allow us the recognition of a maturity trend in the Hecho Croup turbidites. The lowermost turbidite system, TSU-2, presents the highest abundance in quartz grains and the lowest quantity in carbonate grains, both extra- and intra-basinal. Toward the top, in TSU- 5, quartz abundance decrease and conversely carbonate grains increase. Non-carbonate rock fragments indicate the dominance of low- and medium-rank metamorphic source rocks toward the uppermost TSU-5. In addition, back scattering electron imaging on feldspar grains, confirm the presence of granites, gneisses and metamorphic rocks in the source area. Thus, the obtained results reflects the exposition and erosion of the Pyrenean crystalline basement (granites, gneisses and metamorphic rocks) and its progressive replacement as source rock by carbonate rocks from the thrust-folds belt, due to tectonism evolution and sea-level variations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Composition, Provenance, Turbidites, South-Central Pyrenees
ID Code:60399
Deposited On:07 May 2020 10:02
Last Modified:12 May 2020 11:57

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