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Paleoenvironmental Indications From Textural Parameters: A Case Study Of The Paleocene To Eocene Sandstones In Some Parts Of Anambra Basin, South-Eastern, Nigeria.

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Obinegbu I.R., Chiaghanam, O.I., Chiadikobi, K.C



Keywords: Paleoenvironment, Textural Parameter, Pebble Morphology, Sieve Analysis, Anambra Basin



ABSTRACT: Paleoenvironmental study of Paleocene to Eocene Sandstone in some parts of Anambra Basin was studied using textural parameters, which includes sieve analysis and pebble morphological methods. The sieve analysis suggested that the study area is basically coarse grained, poorly to moderately sorted sandstone, with mainly positively skewed, and its kurtosis ranging from very platykurtic to leptokurtic, while pebble morphological analysis suggested that the study area were mainly shaped in zone of interaction between wave and fluvial processes (Coastal Environment) generally suggesting that the paleoenvironment of the study area is a fluvial dominated, marine influence environment with tidal actions.



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