Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
J. Micropalaeontol., 16, 51–58, 1997
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.16.1.51
J. Micropalaeontol., 16, 51–58, 1997
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.16.1.51

  01 May 1997

01 May 1997

Aspects of the Cenozoic stratigraphy of the Northern Sulaiman Ranges, Pakistan

R. W. Jones R. W. Jones
  • British Petroleum Exploration Operating Company, Building 200, Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 7LN, UK

Abstract. The results of micropalaeontological, nannopalaeontological and palynological analyses of Cenozoic sections from the Northern Sulaiman Ranges in Pakistan are discussed. They are in keeping with previously published results (though in some cases significantly more refined). They enable placement of most of the sampled lithostratigraphic units in a global bio- and sequence-stratigraphic framework. Limestones appear to be associated with essentially transgressive global sequences, shales with essentially regressive sequences. Palaeoenvironmental interpretations indicate a range of depositional settings from continental through shallow marine to basinal. A number of shallow marine carbonate platform sub-environments are recognized over the Palaeocene–Eocene section