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Thomas Servais

Discovery of turbiditical levels in the Late Ordovician of the Sennette Valley (Brabant Massif, Belgium)

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Abstract

The section of the Brussels-Charleroi canal between Asquempont and Fauquez provides good outcrops of black shales attributed to the Llandeilo by LEGRAND (1967) and dated by MARTIN and RICKARDS (1979) as lower Caradoc using graptolites, chitinozoa and acritarchs.

The detailed study of this section, including its strongly tectonized parts, proves for the first time the presence of distal turbidites built up of the divisions c, d and e from the BOUMA-sequence.

The polarity within the turbidites indicates that the general structure is an overturned anticline and is in fact a synforme with some additional folds.

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Thomas Servais, «Discovery of turbiditical levels in the Late Ordovician of the Sennette Valley (Brabant Massif, Belgium)», Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique [En ligne], Volume 114 (1991), Fascicule 1 (Proceedings of the International Meeting on the Caledonides of the Midlands and the Brabant Massif), 247-251 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9395/index.php?id=1453.

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Grant-holder I.R.S.I.A. ; Université de Liège, Services associés de Paléontologie, 7, place du XX Août - B-4000 LIEGE (Belgium)