Interbasinal marker intervals - A case study from the Jurassic basins of Kachchh and Jaisalmer, western India

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Author(s): Pandey DK, Fürsich F, Sha JG
Journal: Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 52
Pages range: 1924-1931
ISSN: 1006-9313
Language: English


Abstract


The Kachchh Basin and the Jaisalmer Basin are two neighboring Mesozoic sedimentary basins at the western margin of the Indian craton. The Jurassic succession of the Kachchh Basin is more complete and more fossiliferous than that of the Jaisalmer Basin. Consequently, intrabasinal correlation of the sedimentary units has been possible in the Kachchh Basin, but not in the Jaisalmer Basin. However, some marker beds existing in the Kachchh Basin can be recognized also in the Jaisalmer Basin. Ammonite evidence shows that they are time-equivalent. The following four units form marker intervals in both basins: (1) the pebbly rudstone unit with Isastrea bernardiana and Leptosphinctes of the Kaladongar Formation (Kachchh Basin) and the Isastrea bernardiana-bearing rudstone of the Jaisalmer Formation (Jaisalmer Basin) both represent transgressive systems tract deposits dated as Late Bajocian; (2) bioturbated micrites with anomalodesmatan bivalves within the Goradongar Yellow Flagstone Member (Kachchh Basin) and bioturbated units in the Fort Member (Jaisalmer Basin) represent maximum flooding zone deposits of the Middle to Late Bathonian; (3) trough-crossbedded, sandy pack- to grainstones of the Raimalro Limestone Member (Kachchh Basin) and the basal limestone-sandstone unit of the Kuldhar section of the Jaisalmer Formation (Jaisalmer Basin) correspond to Late Bathonain transgressive systems tract deposits; and (4) ferruginous ooid-bearing carbonates with hardgrounds of the Dhosa Oolite member (Kachchh Basin) and the middle part of the Jajiya Member (Jaisalmer Basin) are Oxfordian transgressive systems tract deposits. The fact that in both basins similar biofacies prevailed during certain time intervals demonstrates a common control of their depositional history. As the two basins represent different tectonic settings, the most likely controlling factors were the relative sea-level changes produced by eustatic processes, a common subsidence history of the northwestern margin of the Indian craton, and the paleoclimate.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fürsich, Franz Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläontologie


External institutions
Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology
University of Rajasthan


How to cite

APA:
Pandey, D.K., Fürsich, F., & Sha, J.-G. (2009). Interbasinal marker intervals - A case study from the Jurassic basins of Kachchh and Jaisalmer, western India. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 52, 1924-1931. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11430-009-0158-0

MLA:
Pandey, Dhirendra Kumar, Franz Fürsich, and Jin-Geng Sha. "Interbasinal marker intervals - A case study from the Jurassic basins of Kachchh and Jaisalmer, western India." Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences 52 (2009): 1924-1931.

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