Facies Development and Depositional Environment of the Patherwa Formation (Semri Group), Son Valley, India

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The present study documents three facies associations recorded from the Patherwa Formation. These facies are related to tidally influenced fluvial channel (Facies association A), tidal channel (Facies association B) and tidal sand bar/tidal flat sandy facies (Facies association C). The spatio-temporal variation of these facies associations and palaeocurrent trends suggest tide dominated estuarine system. The estuaries were operational along a 60 km long NW-SE trending palaeo-shoreline. The Patherwa Formation grades up-section into facies packages of increasing tidal energy and terminate with the deposition within the upper flow regime estuarine settings.

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A. Ahmad, G. Bhat and R. Agarwal, "Facies Development and Depositional Environment of the Patherwa Formation (Semri Group), Son Valley, India," Open Journal of Geology, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 80-90. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2012.22009.

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