Fabric

Bet Shean GG

Site: 
Provenance: 
Bira Formation
Clay: 
This is a variation of group G. The matrix is a fine foraminiferous marl with iron oxides (>3%). The silt (<1%) includes quartz.
Temper: 
The temper assemblage (>5% up to <10%) contains fragments of oolitic, micritic and sparitic limestone (very frequent), weathered calcite (frequent) and sub-angular to angular chert (frequent to very frequent). In one case, the temper (<10%) also includes angular basalt fragments (<3%).
Characteristic Inclusions: 
Limestone, oolitic, micritic, and sparitic
Calcite
Sub-angular to angular chert