Significance of Burrowing Structures in the Origin of Convoluted Laminae

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THE origin of convoluted laminae in sedimentary sequences has long been disputed1–6. The two major hypotheses for the origin of convoluted laminae are: (1) deformation by current drag1,2, and (2) deformation by subsequent loading6. Exceptionally well-exposed strata of Miocene age, containing convoluted laminae and burrowing structures formed by mud-feeding organisms, occur at Kaiti Beach, near Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand. The relationship between the burrows and the convolutions presents a new line of evidence regarding the origin of convoluted laminae.

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GHENT, E., HENDERSON, R. Significance of Burrowing Structures in the Origin of Convoluted Laminae. Nature 207, 1286–1287 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1038/2071286b0

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