Lower Miocene, larger benthic foraminifera fauna and depositional environment of limestone fasies from Batu Luang, Klias Peninsula, Sabah

Author : Junaidi Asis, Sanudin Hj. Tahir, Basir Jasin & Baba Musta
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 59-62
Volume Number : 65
Year : 2018
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm65201806

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 65, June 2018, pp. 59 – 62

Lower Miocene planktic foraminifera from the Temburong Formation in Menumbok, Klias Peninsula, Sabah

Junaidi Asis1,*, Sanudin Hj.Tahir1, Baba Musta1 & Basir Jasin2

1Geology Programme, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
2 No. 22 Jalan 2/4F, Section 2, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author email address: junaidi@ums.edu.my/junaidiasis@gmail.com

Abstract: Lower Miocene sedimentary rocks of the Temburong Formation exposed at Kg. Assam, Menumbok, Klias Peninsula were examined for planktic foraminifera analysis. Four shale samples were collected and processes were done based on the standard micropaleontological method. This assemblage allows two local biozones to be recognized, namely the Globigerinoides primordius Zone (N4 zone) and the second assemblage belongs to the Globoquadrina dehiscens-Globoquadrina praedehiscens Zone (N5 zone). This study also indicates that the shale unit of the Temburong Formation from Kg. Assam was deposited in a distal part of a deep-sea fan environment during upper Oligocene‒lower Miocene (upper Chattian‒Aquitanian).

Keywords: Early Miocene, planktic foraminifera, Temburong Formation, Menumbok, Klias Peninsula