Meteoric-like fabrics forming in marine waters: implications for the use of petrography to identify diagenetic environments

L. A. Melim, P. K. Swart, R. G. Maliva

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Abstract

Skeletal grainstones show two distinct diagenetic assemblages: either dissolution of aragonitic grains and minimal cementation (high-permeability intervals) or abundant blocky spar cement and neomorphism of aragonitic skeletal grains (low-permeability intervals). These marine-burial fabrics are present as shallow as 110 m below sea level, well above the aragonite compensation depth, a feature that must be considered for models of diagenesis in ancient carbonate sediments. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-758
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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