International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geology | Djibouti | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015 | Rating: 6.7 / 10

Biostratigraphic and Palaeoenvironmental Study of the Tob?ne Phosphatic Series (Western Senegal)

Moustapha DIAGNE [2] | Mamadou Fall [2] | Raphal SARR | Mouhamadou Bachir Diouf [2] | Ndye Penda Dione

Abstract: The geological section of the phosphate quarry of Tobne associated with the boreholes of prospecting, carried out by miners, confirms the Tobnes lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic settings. A lithostratigraphic analysis [1], [2] highlights three sedimentary formations, in agreement with previous results [3] From a biostratigraphic point of view, the planktonic microfauna highlighted E8 to E13 biozones in the phosphatic group, dating it to the early Lutetian to Bartonian age and helping to develop a more complete biozonation throughout the deposit. The pelagism index indicates an evolution of sedimentary environment between a slightly opened internal platform, favourable to detrital and siliceous deposits, and an intermediate platform more conducive to calcium phosphate deposits.

Keywords: Tobne, Taba, phosphate, lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,

Pages: 303 - 315

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