STEREOGRAPHICAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL STUDIES OF THE MESOZOIC ROCKS OF THE KALA CHITTA RANGE, NORTHERN PAKISTAN

Kaleem Akhter, Qureshi (1997) STEREOGRAPHICAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL STUDIES OF THE MESOZOIC ROCKS OF THE KALA CHITTA RANGE, NORTHERN PAKISTAN. Doctoral thesis, University of the Punjab.

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Abstract

The present research deals with the stratigraphical and the sedimentological studies of the Mesozoic Rocks of the Kala Chitta Range, Northern Pakistan, based upon an extensive field work and detailed laboratory analyses. This study is the first comprehensive version on the depositional environments and the microfacies analysis of the dominantly carbonate shelf deposits. Standard microfacies have been identified among the carbonate succession, whereas the constituent minerals and elements in the siliciclastic rocks, most conspicuously of the Datta Formation (Lower Jurassic), have also been recognized by means of XRD, DTA and chemical analyses for the paleoenvironmental interpretation. Age diagnostic Early Triassic ammonites from the Mianwali Formation and the planktonic foraminifers from the Upper Cretaceous Kawagarh Formation have also been recorded and illustrated. In addition, palynological data of different formations has been incorporated for the first time from the Kala Chitta Range. Stratigraphic correlation with Hazara, Kohat, Salt Range, Trans Indus Range and Balochistan Basin has been attempted. New data about the structural framework of this linear fold-thrust belt has also been presented

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mesozoic rocks, kala chitta range, triassic system, samana suk formation, datta formation, chak jabbi limestone, jurassic system, kingriali formation, mianwali formation
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Depositing User: Muhammad Khan Khan
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 09:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 09:42
URI: http://eprints.hec.gov.pk/id/eprint/2804

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