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The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case Study in Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics

Product Code: SP252
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by G. D. Veiga, L. A. Spalletti, J. A. Howell and E. Schwarz
Publication Date: 12 December 2005
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The Neuquén Basin of northern Patagonia provides an excellent case study in basin analysis and sequence stratigraphy. The basin is one of the largest petroleum provinces in South America and includes a dramatic record of relative sea level changes as well as a unique and globally important palaeontological record. Understanding this region is also central to unravelling the history of the Andes. The latest developments in the study of the area have been combined in this volume to give an integrated series of case studies that document the structural, igneous, sedimentological and palaeontological history of the region from the Triassic to the Recent. This publication provides an introduction into this fascinating region as well as a resource that includes the most complete and up-to-date studies of the area.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-190-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-190-1
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 344
Weight: 0.96 kg

Contents

The Neuquén  Basin: an overview, J A Howell, E Schwarz, L A Spalletti and G D Veiga
• Tectonic evolution of the Andes of Neuquén : constraints derived from the magmatic arc and foreland deformation, V A Ramos and A Folguera
• Tectonic evolution of the Andean fold and thrust belt of the southern Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, T Zapata and A Folguera
• Lower Cretaceous (Berriasian–Aptian) biostratigraphy of the Neuquén  Basin, M B Aguirre-Urreta, P F Rawson, G A Concheyro, P R Bown and E G Ottone
• Sedimentology of the tide-dominated Jurassic Lajas Formation, Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, D McIlroy, S Flint, J A Howell and N Timms
• Sedimentary evolution and depositional architecture of a lowstand sequence set: the Lower Cretaceous Mulichinco Formation, Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, E Schwarz and J A Howell
• Anatomy of a mixed marine–non-marine lowstand wedge in a ramp setting: the record of a Barremian–Aptian complex relative sea-level fall in central Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, G D Veiga, J A Howell and A Strömbäck
• The transgression of an erg–sedimentation and reworking/soft-sediment deformation of aeolian facies: the Cretaceous Troncoso Member, Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, A Stromback, J A Howell and G D Veiga
• Relative oxygenation of the Tithonian–Valanginian Vaca Muerta–Chachao formations of the Mendoza Shelf, Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, P Doyle, D G Poiré, L A Spalletti, D Pirrie, P J Brenchley and S D Matheos
• Geochemistry and petrology of a Middle Tithonian limestone–marl rhythmite in the Neuquén  Basin, Argentina: depositional and burial history, R A Scasso, M S Alonso, S Lanés, H J Villar, G Laffitte  
• Hemipelagic record of orbitally-induced dilution cycles in Lower Cretaceous sediments of the Neuquén  Basin, G Sagasti
• Organic facies variations in the Valanginian to mid-Hauterivian interval of the Agrio Formation (Chos Malal area, Neuquén , Argentina): local significance and global context, R V Tyson, P Esherwood and K A Pattison
• Palaeoclimatic implications of Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) coniferous wood from the Neuquén  Basin, west-central Argentina, H S Morgans-Bell and D McIlroy
• Jurassic marine reptiles of the Neuquén  basin: records, faunas and their palaeobiogeographic significance, Z Gasparini and M Fernández
• Lithofacies, palaeoecology and palaeoenvironments of the Agrio Formation, Lower Cretaceous of the Neuquén  Basin, Argentina, D G Lazo, M Cichowolski, D L Rodríguez and M B Aguirre-Urreta
• Mid-Cretaceous turnover of saurischian dinosaur communities: evidence from the Neuquén  Basin, R A Coria and L Salgado  

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