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Evidence of lateral equivalence of terminal cretaceous formations in the upper benue basin nigeria






Newsletters on Stratigraphy 17(1): 45-55

Evidence of lateral equivalence of terminal cretaceous formations in the upper benue basin nigeria

The stratigraphic relationship of the three terminal Cretaceous formations in the Upper Benue Basin (Northeastern Nigeria) has hitherto remained unclear. The sequence: Sukuliye (Sekule) Shale (oldest), overlain by Numanha Shale and then Lamja Sandstone (youngest) erected by pioneers, has been accepted by some later workers and modified or rejected by others. Employing paleontological and sedimentological evidence, the formations are shown here to be, in part, laterally equivalent.


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