Data for: Facies, phosphate, and fossil preservation potential across a Lower Cambrian carbonate shelf, Arrowie Basin, South Australia

Published: 11 July 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/s8mh8wxtgf.1
Sarah M. Jacquet, Marissa Betts, Glenn Brock, John Warren Huntley


This datasheet contains the raw abundance of small shelly fossil faunas from a lower Cambrian carbonate succession in the Arrowie Basin (MOG section; see Betts et al. 2014, 2017). In total, 3,936 individual skeletal elements from 45 taxa and 67 samples were picked from acid residues from the MOG section. A total of 57 oriented rock samples were also collected and from this 12 microfacies identified. Using microfacies in concert with field observations, we interpret 6 depositional Facies Sequences (FS).



Paleontology, Taphonomy, Cambrian Period