Lithology and Mineral Resources

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 60–70 | Cite as

Reconstruction of paleolithodynamic formation conditions of Cambrian-Ordovician sandstones in the Northwestern Russian platform



Analysis of the paleohydrodynamic characteristics of sedimentary environments allowed us to reconstruct formation conditions of the Cambrian-Ordovician sandstone sequence (COS) in the Leningrad district. Reconstruction of the paleolithodynamic parameters showed that the real timing of the sequence (sedimentation duration) is considerably less than the related stratigraphic scale interval. Such a situation is also encountered in other sedimentary formations. Determination of the real sedimentation rate can affect the assessment of mineral resources in sedimentary basin.


Cambrian Ordovician Sand Ridge Cross Bedding Rose Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MeulanFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and GeochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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