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Indicators of relative completeness of the glacial record of the Port Askaig Formation, Garvellach Islands, Scotland

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The Port Askaig Formation (PAF) is a diamictite-bearing succession in the Dalradian Supergroup of Scotland that provides an excellent archive of a Cryogenian glaciation in the Garvellach Islands and Islay, Argyll. The formation is ~1100 m thick, comprises 5 members and includes 47 diamictite beds, interbedded with siltstones, dolostones and sandstones. Here we document seven features of the PAF that indicate its relative stratigraphic completeness. There are gradual, progressive changes up-se...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.precamres.2017.12.005

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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Precambrian Research Journal website
Volume:
319
Pages:
65-78
Publication date:
2017-12-05
Acceptance date:
2017-12-03
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ISSN:
0301-9268
Pubs id:
pubs:812795
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uri:b2b09adb-5c72-41dc-a12d-c8b4b132d788
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uuid:b2b09adb-5c72-41dc-a12d-c8b4b132d788
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pubs:812795

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