Carbonate eolianites, quartz sands, and Quaternary sea-level cycles, Western Australia: A chronostratigraphic approach

  title={Carbonate eolianites, quartz sands, and Quaternary sea-level cycles, Western Australia: A chronostratigraphic approach},
  author={Paul J. Hearty and Michael J. O’Leary},
Marine and eolian carbonate deposits, grouped under the name ‘‘Tamala Limestone’’, have been investigated along thousands of kilometers of coastal Western Australia (WA). Relative-age diagenetic features of carbonate sand dunes or ‘‘eolianites’’ indicate that coastal ridges decrease in age seaward, reflecting coastal accretion during successive sea-level stands. Yellowto red-stained quartz sands are associated with eolianites as pits, lenses, extensive beds, and even 40-m-high dunes. A regional… CONTINUE READING


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