Facies distribution on a carbonate ramp controlled by underground relief and subsidence (Late Eocene of the eastern Alpine Foreland Basin)

 

9. Nummulitid Facies

Nummulite sandstones are predominantely composed of thick-walled, mostly rounded, nummulitid foraminifera and quartz grains.

Comparable thick-walled present-day specimens are most abundant in relatively shallow water, below fair-weather wave base.

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