The Basal Unit of the Verkhoyansk Sedimentary Complex, Northern Kharaulakh: Lithostratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, and Deposition Environments

N. Sennikov, R. A. Khabibulina, T. Gonta, O. T. Obut

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The origin and biostratigraphic constraints of the Krestyakh conglomerate remain among most controversial issues in the Late Paleozoic history of the Northern Kharaulakh basin. The Krestyakh conglomerate is a sequence of coarse sand to pebble-size sediments at the base of the Late Paleozoic Verkhoyansk elastic complex. According to geological, lithological, and sedimentation data, the Krestyakh conglomerate in the Atyrdakh Formation is composed of debrites i.e., deposits carried by debris flows that fill submarine canyons. The Verkhoyansk elastic deposition began at the middle Visean stage of the Early Carboniferous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1411
Number of pages21
JournalRussian Geology and Geophysics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Carboniferous
  • Visean
  • stratigraphy
  • lithology
  • Northern Kharaulakh

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