Sedimentation of the Phyllopod Bed within the Cambrian Burgess Shale Formation of British Columbia

  title={Sedimentation of the Phyllopod Bed within the Cambrian Burgess Shale Formation of British Columbia},
  author={Sarah E. Gabbott and Jan A. Zalasiewicz and Desmond Collins},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={307 - 318}
We provide the most detailed sedimentological log to date through the Phyllopod Bed of the mid-Cambrian Burgess Shale Formation of British Columbia, based on millimetre-scale logging of a suite of thin sections. The sedimentary facies is dominated by alternations of homogeneous mudstone and a coarser-grained, laminated, variably sandy and shelly mudstone that is locally micronodular. Most boundaries between these two lithologies are gradational, and discrete fining-upwards turbidite units were… 

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