Mezen Basin

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The Mezen Basin is a sedimentary basin located in northwestern Russia. It list southeast of the White Sea and bounds the Timanide Orogen to the north and west.[1][2] The basin is classified as a pericratonic and epicratonic foreland basin within the East European Craton. The Mezen Basin contains the following pre-Vendian sediments: the Ust-Nafta Group with a maximum thickness of 1200 meters, on top of this is rests the Safonovo Group made up of carbonates and siliciclastic sediments reminiscent of flysch. The Safonovo Group upward end is a unconformity that separates it from the poorly sorted sandstones of the Uftuga Formation.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Grazhdankin, D (2004). "Late Neoproterozoic sedimentation in the Timan foreland". In Gee, D.G.; Pease, V. (eds.). The Neoproterozoic Timanide Ororgen of Eastern Baltica. Geological Society, London, Memoirs. pp. 37–46.
  2. ^ Roberts, D.; Olovyanishnikov, V. (2004). "Structural and tectonic development of the Timanide orogen". In Gee, D.G.; Pease, V. (eds.). The Neoproterozoic Timanide Ororgen of Eastern Baltica. Geological Society, London, Memoirs. pp. 47–57.