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Scour and Fill: The Significance of Event Separation

  • R. Goldring
  • T. Aigner

Abstract

Scour structures where cut and fill events were separated by a significant time interval are described. Palaeontologically this interval is important:
  1. (a)

    in allowing faunal colonisation of scoured surfaces (communities) and

     
  2. (b)

    in enhancing preservation potential (fossil traps). Both sand-filled scours, and the lesser known mud-filled ones cut into sands, are particularly typical of shelf facies.

     

Keywords

Lower Jurassic Lower Devonian Fill Event Cohesive Sediment Sand Fill 
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