Lithofacies Interpretation of the Early Cambrian Abbottabad Formation, Thandiani, Pakistan


  • Ahmad Ali
  • Talha Mukhtar
  • Dr Wu Sai Sai


The Early Cambrian Abbottabad Formation is exposed at Mera Rehmat Khan section (Thandiani), constitutes of a) Dolomite, b) Sandstone, c) Shales, and d) Conglomerate. At that particular section in Mera Rehmat Khan, the only lower part of Abbottabad Formation is exposed whose upper contact is conformable with SamanaSuk Formation. In the study area, about 80m of strata are covered by the lower part of Abbottabad formation and mainly composed of sandstone with subordinate shales, massive sandstone, as well as quartzite.