The hydrogeochemistry of early meteoric diagenesis in a Holocene deposit of biogenic carbonates

M. E. McClain, P. K. Swart, H. L. Vacher

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Abstract

Presents a quantitative hydrogeochemical investigation at Ocean Bight in the southeastern Bahamas. Four features of meteoric diagenetic processes operating at Ocean Bight are distinct from processes documented at previously studied non-biogenic and aragonite dominated Holocene systems: 1) lighter cementation with respect to magnitudes of calcite precipitation, 2) diminished magnitudes of aragonite dissolution, 3) elevated rates of mineral stabilization, and 4) lower efficiencies of transformation reactions. Another distinction of this study is the isolation of transformation reactions to the vadose and upper phreatic zone. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1022
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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

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