NJG71-2-03
1991
Stratigraphy and biota across the OrdovicianSilurian boundary in Hadeland, Norway
71
2
pp. 91-106

The uppermost Ordovician and lowest Silurian succession in Hadeland is divided into three formations with both lithofacies and biota reftecting changes in sediment supply and sea level. The lowest unit studied, the Kalvsjøen Formation, comprises nodular limestones and shales which are the host sediments for at least five debris ftow deposits. The overlying Klinkenberg Formation (new name) is a mixed carbonate·siliciclastic unit characterised by its heterogeneity and is broadly Himantian in age. It is overlain by the dominantly siliciclastic Sælabonn Formation which contains the trilobite Acemaspis elliptifrons near its base suggesting that
the lower formational boundary is dose to the base of the Silurian. The Klinkenberg and Sælabonn formations together comprise the Skøyen Group. Low stands in sea level are marked by karst surfaces at or near the tops of the Kalvsjøen and Klinkenberg formations. A major sea level rise is reftected in the rapidly deposited sediments of the Sælabonn Formation.

Rachel A. Heath, Robertson Group p/c, Unit 5, Wellheads Crescent Trading Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen AB2 OGA, Scotland;
Alan W.Owen, Department of Geology and Applied Geology, The University, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland

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