A composite reference section for terminal proterozoic strata of southern Namibia.

@article{Saylor1998ACR,
  title={A composite reference section for terminal proterozoic strata of southern Namibia.},
  author={Beverly Z. Saylor and Alan Jay Kaufman and John P. Grotzinger and F. E. Urban},
  journal={Journal of sedimentary research. Section A, Sedimentary petrology and processes : an international journal of SEPM},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1223-35}
}
Integrated sequence stratigraphic and chemostratigraphic data yield a framework for correlations of stratigraphic units in the terminal Proterozoic to Cambrian Witvlei and Nama Groups of Namibia. Coupled with precise U-Pb zircon age constraints, these correlations make it possible to construct a composite reference section for use in calibrating terminal Proterozoic chronostratigraphy. The Namibian reference section starts with two distinct glacial horizons and extends up to within 1 million… CONTINUE READING
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