Article: The Upper Devonian Saltern Cove Goniatite Bed is an intraformational slump
Peter van Straaten and Maurice E. Tucker
The Saltern Cove Goniatite Bed, which contains upper Frasnian conodonts, ostracods, and gonia-tites, is shown also to contain blocks of Famennian limestone and to lie within a sequence of Famennian sediments. From the sedimentology, it is considered that Famennian limestone clasts were reworked into Frasnian muds which were then transported en bloc into Famennian sediments. A Schwellen area (rise) nearby is suggested by the nature of the derived limestone blocks.