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SEDIMENTOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND DATING OF POST-BARREIRAS SEDIMENTS FROM REGION THE COASTLINE

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posted on 26.12.2018 by Cristiano Marcelo Pereira de Souza, Liovando Marciano da Costa, Ana Maria Souza dos Santos Moreau, Ronaldo Lima Gomes

Abstract Although there is some work from the 80s, little is known about the origin and mechanisms of these sediment deposits Post-Barreiras. The aim of this work was to analyze the sedimentological parameters, particle size and morphology of grains of sand and dating of sedments. samples Post-Barreiras and beach sediments were collected, which were subjected to dispersion of clay and silt, using NaOH 0,1 mol L-1; the sand fraction was separated at intervals of 1/2 phi [Φ]. The morphology of the grain was analyzed through optical microscope. We used the dating of three samples by the method of Optically Stimulated Luminescence. Results indicate that the Post-Barreiras sediments they were deposited at high energy environment, presumably by a higher contribution of marine processes with possible aeolian reworkings. Beach front sediments showed characteristics of aeolian deposition. The dates determined that the deposition of Post-Barreiras sediments was from the late Pleistocene to Holocene epoch (from 6,950 to 85,350ka). The altitudinal position of Post-Barreiras sediments (40-150m) cannot be associated to any known sea elevation level, which then emerges the hypothesis of neotectonic processes promoting elevation.

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