Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas

metastable analogues for the genesis of ancient platform dolomites

V. C. Vahrenkamp, Peter K Swart

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Abstract

The petrographic and geochemical characteristics of a more than 80 m thick sequence of shallow-burial Late Cenozoic dolomites from Little Bahamas Bank (LBB), northern Bahamas, indicate that these dolomites are seawater-derived and partially metastable. Maturation of the metastable dolomites from LBB during future diagenesis may cause evolution of petrographic and geochemical signatures to those typical of many ancient dolomite sequences. Hence, Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas can be used as analogues for the genesis of many ancient platform dolomites. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDolomites: a volume in honour of Dolomieu
EditorsB. Purser
PublisherBlackwell Scientific; IAS Special Publication, 21
Pages133-153
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Vahrenkamp, V. C., & Swart, P. K. (1994). Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas: metastable analogues for the genesis of ancient platform dolomites. In B. Purser (Ed.), Dolomites: a volume in honour of Dolomieu (pp. 133-153). Blackwell Scientific; IAS Special Publication, 21.

Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas : metastable analogues for the genesis of ancient platform dolomites. / Vahrenkamp, V. C.; Swart, Peter K.

Dolomites: a volume in honour of Dolomieu. ed. / B. Purser. Blackwell Scientific; IAS Special Publication, 21, 1994. p. 133-153.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Vahrenkamp, VC & Swart, PK 1994, Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas: metastable analogues for the genesis of ancient platform dolomites. in B Purser (ed.), Dolomites: a volume in honour of Dolomieu. Blackwell Scientific; IAS Special Publication, 21, pp. 133-153.
Vahrenkamp VC, Swart PK. Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas: metastable analogues for the genesis of ancient platform dolomites. In Purser B, editor, Dolomites: a volume in honour of Dolomieu. Blackwell Scientific; IAS Special Publication, 21. 1994. p. 133-153
Vahrenkamp, V. C. ; Swart, Peter K. / Late Cenozoic dolomites of the Bahamas : metastable analogues for the genesis of ancient platform dolomites. Dolomites: a volume in honour of Dolomieu. editor / B. Purser. Blackwell Scientific; IAS Special Publication, 21, 1994. pp. 133-153
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