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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 35 (1965)No. 1. (March), Pages 100-108

Correlation of Sedimentary Fabric and Sole Marks as Current Indicators in Turbidites

G. Sestini, G. Pranzini


The results of a comparison made between sand grain and sole mark orientation in two flysch-type sections of the northern Apennines are presented. The two sediment properties were found to correlate closely in direction, but the direction of grain imbrication appeared to be more variable, agreeing only partially with the current direction as inferred from sole marks. Reliable conclusions regarding the provenance of the current based on grain imbrication can probably be derived only from a larger number of samples than was selected for this study.

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