The sedimentary environment of Devonian siliciclastics in the Babí lom locality (Brunovistulian Platform cover, Southern Moravia, Czech Republic)

Jurand Wojewoda, Slavomir Nehyba, Helena Gilíkova, David Burianek


Sandstones and conglomerates, which northwards of Brno agglomeration build a hill (ridge) named Babí lom are strongly diagenezed (anchi-metamorphozed) and tectonically deformed. Their regional distribution and stratigraphic position between the Cambrian(?) clastics and Upper Devonian limestones, as well as their appearance meant that they age is considering as Middle Devonian. They are distinguished as the so-called „Basal Devonian Clastics“. Almost all primary sedimentary features are well preserved and distinct. In the metasediments of the Babí lom hill were distinguished both the facies and structures typical of alluvial fans and rivers. Among others they are channel lags with imbricated grains, cross beddings and debrites. Within sedimentary association was established the way-up direction what clearly evidences a coarsening upwards sequence. Assuming the lack of rotation of series of sediments in the X-Y plane, the palaeotrasport was toward the north while major supply with material was from the east.


southern Moravia, Brno Massif, Devonian siliciclastics, facies analysis, heavy minerals, alluvial fan, braided river, meandering river, palaeotransport

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