The elucidation of dolomitization events using nuclear-track mapping

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The concentrations and distribution of uranium and boron have been measured in dolomites and limestones from a core taken on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas. The analyses reveal a wide range of concentrations both within and between the two predominant types of dolomite. The crystalline dolomites show unexpectedly high concentrations of U in skeletal components (2 to 7 ppm), but low values in void-filling cements (0.5 to 1 ppm). In contrast, the fabric-destructive microsucrosic dolomites are uniformly low in U (0.5 to 1 ppm) with occasional red algal fragments exhibiting concentrations as high as 1.5 ppm. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-23
Number of pages13
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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