Chapter 2. Calcrete

  1. David J. Nash and
  2. Sue J. McLaren
  1. V. Paul Wright

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch2

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

How to Cite

Wright, V. P. (2007) Calcrete, in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (eds D. J. Nash and S. J. McLaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125192

Online ISBN: 9780470712917

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Keywords:

  • calcrete;
  • terrestrial accumulation;
  • calcium carbonate;
  • displacive and replacive introduction;
  • sediments and bedrock

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Nature and General Characteristics

  • Classification

  • Distribution

  • Calcretes in a Geomorphological Context

  • Macromorphological Characteristics

  • Micromorphological Characteristics

  • Laminar Calcretes

  • Mineralogy and Chemistry

  • Mechanisms of Formation of Pedogenic Calcretes

  • Profile Development

  • Groundwater Calcretes

  • Palaeoenvironmental Significance

  • Relationships to Other Terrestrial Geochemical Sediments

  • Directions for Future Research

  • Acknowledgements

  • References