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Albian Pelagic Phosphate-Rich Macrooncoids from the Tatra Mts (Poland)

  • Krzysztof P. Krajewski


Phosphate-rich macrooncoids occur in the Albian condensed limestones in the Tatra Mts (Poland) and they are especially well developed in the Turnia Ratusz succession (Fig. 1). These condensed limestones are built of several alternating layers (5 – 40 cm thick) of calcisphaeral and foraminiferal wackestones and echinoderm wackestones. The macrooncoids, like other cryptalgal structures (mostly stromatolites) and the majority of authigenic non-carbonate mineralizations, are associated with pelagic horizons only (Fig. 1).


Primary Fabric Secondary Fabric Open Shelf High Biological Productivity Phosphate Thin Film 
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  • Krzysztof P. Krajewski
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  1. 1.Instytut Nauk Geologicznych PANWarszawaPoland

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