Facies analysis and stratigraphy of a lower Aptian carbonate platform section (Prebetic, Alicante, Spain)

  1. Rafael Martínez Rodríguez 1
  2. José Manuel Castro Jiménez 1
  3. Ginés Alfonso de Gea Guillén 1
  4. Luis Miguel Nieto Albert 1
  5. Matías Reolid 1
  6. Pedro Alejandro Ruiz Ortiz 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Jaén, España

ISSN: 0213-683X

Year of publication: 2018

Issue Title: Comunicaciones presentadas en la LXIV Sesión Científica / Ávila, 1 de Junio de 2018

Issue: 64

Pages: 31-34

Type: Article

More publications in: Geogaceta


SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2018
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.144
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: Geology Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 212/303

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2018
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.2
  • Area: Geology Percentile: 7


In the Racó Llobet section (Sierra Mariola, Prebetic of Alicante) crops out the Llopis Formation, dated as lower Aptian (lower Bedoulian). Six types of facies have been recognized: 1) orbitolinite facies (packstone and wackestone with orbitolinids); 2) calcarenites with grainstone texture; 3) limestones and marlstones with corals; 4) floatstones and packstones with rudists; 5) wackestone and packstone with foraminifera; and 6) mudstone with scarce fossils. These facies correspond with shallowing upward elementary cycles. In general, this section records the process of installation of a shallow carbonate platform, occurred in two progradational steps, ending with the development of a lagoon.

Funding information

This work has been funded by the Spanish Government (research project CGL2014-55274-P) and a PhD Student Sco-larship from Jaén University.


    • CGL2014-55274-P