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dc.contributor.authorKnoll, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorGrotzinger, John P.
dc.contributor.authorKaufman, Alan J.
dc.contributor.authorKolosov, Petr
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-28T19:50:40Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationKnoll, Andrew H., John P. Grotzinger, Alan J. Kaufman, and Petr Kolosov. 1995. Integrated approaches to terminal Proterozoic stratigraphy: An example from the Olenek Uplift, northeastern Siberia. Precambrian Research 73, no. 1-4: 251-270.en
dc.identifier.issn0301-9268en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3008164
dc.description.abstractIn the Olenek Uplift of northeastern Siberia, the Khorbusuonka Group and overlying Kessyusa and Erkeket formations preserve a significant record of terminal Proterozoic and basal Cambrian Earth history. A composite section more than 350 m thick is reconstructed from numerous exposures along the Khorbusuonka River. The Khorbusuonka Group comprises three principal sedimentary sequences: peritidal dolomites of the Mastakh Formation, which are bounded above and below by red beds; the Khatyspyt and most of the overlying Turkut formations, which shallow upward from relatively deep-water carbonaceous micrites to cross-bedded dolomitic grainstones and stromatolites; and a thin upper Turkut sequence bounded by karst surfaces. The overlying Kessyusa Formation is bounded above and below by erosional surfaces and contains additional parasequence boundaries internally. Ediacaran metazoans, simple trace fossils, and vendotaenids occur in the Khatyspyt Formation; small shelly fossils, more complex trace fossils, and acritarchs all appear near the base of the Kessyusa Formation and diversify upward. The carbon-isotopic composition of carbonates varies stratigraphically in a pattern comparable to that determined for other terminal Proterozoic and basal Cambrian successions. In concert, lithe-, bio-, and chemostratigraphic data indicate the importance of the Khorbusuonka Group in the global correlation of terminal Proterozoic sedimentary rocks. Stratigraphic data and a recently determined radiometric date on basal Kessyusa volcanic breccias further underscore the significance of the Olenek region in investigations of the Proterozoic-Cambrian boundary.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0301-9268(94)00081-2en
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dc.titleIntegrated Approaches to Terminal Proterozoic Stratigraphy: An Example from the Olenek Uplift, northeastern Siberiaen
dc.relation.journalPrecambrian Researchen
dash.depositing.authorKnoll, Andrew
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0301-9268(94)00081-2*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKnoll, Andrew


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