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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Stratigraphy, Devonian Paleogeography, Cedar Valley Formation

Abstract

Nine stratigraphic sections of the Cedar Valley Formation were studied in Black Hawk, Buchanan and Benton counties in an attempt to better interpret the environment of deposition of the formation. Key environmental criteria for the interpretation of shallow water carbonate environments were recognized in the Cedar Valley Formation in the study area. The environment of deposition of the Solon Member is interpreted as entirely subtidal. The environment of deposition of the Rapid Member ranged from shallow subtidal to intertidal. The Coralville Member is interpreted as having been deposited in an environment that ranged from very shallow subtidal to intertidal and supratidal.

Publication Date

December 1974

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

81

Issue

4

First Page

135

Last Page

142

Copyright

© Copyright 1974 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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