Recent Intertidal and Nearshore Carbonate Sedimentation around Rock Highs, E Qatar, Persian Gulf

  • E. A. Shinn
Conference paper


Terrestrial morphology around the southern side of the Persian Gulf, especially in Qatar, is often characterized by low mesa-like hills of Tertiary dolomite and limestone. Many of these hills protrude through modern intertidal and supratidal sediments. They also occur in the subtidal environment elsewhere in the Persian Gulf. Most of these features probably began to form during a lower stand of sea level. It is suggested that similar erosional remnants in some ancient deposits may easily be misinterpreted as “bioherms” or localized “carbonate build-ups”.


Quartz Dust Sedimentation Calcite Shale 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Shinn
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  1. 1.Shell Research B.V.RijswijkThe Netherlands

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