Submarine Lithification of Holocene Carbonate Sediments in the Persian Gulf

  1. Maurice E. Tucker3 and
  2. Robin G. C. Bathurst4
  1. Eugene A. Shinn1,2

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304510.ch1

Carbonate Diagenesis

Carbonate Diagenesis

How to Cite

Shinn, E. A. (1990) Submarine Lithification of Holocene Carbonate Sediments in the Persian Gulf, in Carbonate Diagenesis (eds M. E. Tucker and R. G. C. Bathurst), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304510.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Durham, UK

  2. 4

    Derwen Deg Fawr, Llanfair DC, Ruthin, Clwyd, North Wales, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Koninklijke/Shell Exploratie en Produktie Laboratorium, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    US Geological Survey, Fisher Island Station, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632029389

Online ISBN: 9781444304510



  • submarine lithification of Holocene carbonate sediments - Persian Gulf;
  • lithified carbonate sediment in Persian Gulf;
  • radio-carbon dating;
  • sporadic storms, depositing current-bedded sediment;
  • submarine-cemented rocks, exhibiting superimposed bored surfaces;
  • high-magnesium calcite, replacing sedimentary grains;
  • cemented internal sediment, common features of submarine-cemented rocks