Current Research in Geoscience

Lithofacies and Depositional Environment of Volcano-Sedimentary Deposits of Se Mayo Oulo Basin

Elie Fosso Menkem, David Sebag, Benjamin Ngounou Ngatcha and Alain Durand

DOI : 10.3844/ajgsp.2013.23.29

Current Research in Geoscience

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 23-29

Abstract

The study of volcano-sedimentary deposits of Mangbai in SE Mayo Oulo basin-Cameroon leads to the identification of five major distinct lithofacies types. From the coarset to the finest lithofacies, there are: Gb-clast supported by massive coble and boulder, Gg-granule to massive gravel, Sm-massive sand, Sh-horizontal layered sandstones, Fml-massive laminated claystones. Coarse facies (Gb, Gg, Sm) are cemented with volcanic matrix while the finest facies (Sh, Fml) are normal sedimentary compacted deposits. The coarsest facies distribution is identified on the top SE of the mountain while the medium to finest facies deposits are located at the base of the sequence. The formation of the volcano-sedimentary deposits of Mangbai are associated to the development and establishment of Africa major rift system while sedimentary deposits in the Mayo Oulo basin are more recent and date from Lower Cretaceous.

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© 2013 Elie Fosso Menkem, David Sebag, Benjamin Ngounou Ngatcha and Alain Durand. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.