International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

The Upper Cretaceous Ostravice Sandstone in the Polish sector of the Silesian Nappe, Outer Western Carpathians

Pages: 147 - 164

Authors: MAREK CIESZKOWSKI, ANNA WAŚKOWSKA, JUSTYNA KOWAL-KASPRZYK, JAN GOLONKA, TADEUSZ SŁOMKA, ANDRZEJ ŚLĄCZKA, PATRYCJA WÓJCIK-TABOL, RAFAŁ CHODYŃ

Abstract: The Ostravice Sandstone Member was identified and described as a lithostratigraphic unit in the Polish part of the Outer Carpathians. This division occurs in the lowermost part of the Godula Formation, is underlain by variegated deposits of the Mazák Formation or directly by the Barnasiówka and Lhoty formations, and overlain by the Czernichów Member of the Godula Formation. Domination by thick- and very thick-bedded sandstones, conglomeratic sandstones and conglomerates rich in calcareous clasts, mostly of the Štramberk-type limestones, is typical for the Ostravice Sandstone Member. These deposits are widespread between the Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic and the Ciężkowice Foothills in Poland. The documentation of the Ostravice Sandstone Member occurrence as well as the petrological, sedimentological features, and inventory of the carbonate clasts are presented here.

Keywords: Outer Carpathians, Silesian Nappe, Late Cretaceous, Godula Formation, Ostravice Sandstone Member, lithostratigraphy, sedimentology, carbonate clasts

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