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Geological walk: The Guincho Carbonate Platform Event Cache

Hidden : Sunday, 02 June 2024
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

02 June 2024, 09:30 - 10:00

Meet up at event coordinates: 9H30 - 9H59

Geowalk starts (sharp): 10h00

Geowalk finishes: 12H30

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU MAKE YOUR "WILL ATTEND"

What is a carbonate platform?

The term carbonate platform is both a stratigraphical term for thick deposits of shallow-water carbonate rocks and used to describe the following carbonate shelf morphologies. The terms carbonate platform and carbonate shelf are often used synonymously. Attached carbonate platforms are carbonate shelves that are tied to a nearby continental landmass, which may mean that at times land-derived siliciclastic sediments are mixed in with the carbonate sediments (Bosence, 2005).

Block diagram of a hypothetical carbonate platform (Source: Brian R. Pratt)

 

What you will see and learn:

Carbonate rocks, Sedimentary features, sedimentation processes, Volcanic chimneys, Dykes, contact metamorphism, Basin tectonics

Make sure you do the following:

  1. Register your "will attend"
  2. Bring a hat
  3. Bring water
  4. Bring sunscreen

See you there!

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