Deltaic and Shallow Marine Deposits by L.M.J.U. van Straaten (Eds.)

By L.M.J.U. van Straaten (Eds.)

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5-7 fathoms), are close interbeds of very fine sand, clean silt, and clayey silt with plant debris. Delta platform evironment. 5 and 10 fathoms. It is persistently but erratically supplied with suspended silt and clay by flows of turbid water emanating from the river exits and thereafter hugging the coast. Wave-generated and tidal currents are strong enough to move very fine sand and coarse silt across the platform from the vicinity of the beach. Inshore occurs evenly laminated or cross-laminated, fairly clean, very fine sand and coarse silt.

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P. 21&240; SHEPARD and EINSELE, 1962). Most recently with the help of the box sampler, A. H. Bouma, working with me off these same coasts, has obtained samples that are particularly helpful in interpreting the nature of deep sea sands. One thing which is becoming constantly more evident is that the sands that are carried to the deep basins and troughs move down the slopes along the axes of submarine valleys. Coring along slopes between valleys has almost universally failed to produce the alternating sand and mud layers that are typical of turbidites.

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