Phreatic Versus Vadose Meteoric Diagenesis of Limestones: Evidence from a Fossil Water Table

  1. Maurice E. Tucker2 and
  2. Robin G. C. Bathurst3
  1. Lynton S. Land

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304510.ch15

Carbonate Diagenesis

Carbonate Diagenesis

How to Cite

Land, L. S. (1990) Phreatic Versus Vadose Meteoric Diagenesis of Limestones: Evidence from a Fossil Water Table, in Carbonate Diagenesis (eds M. E. Tucker and R. G. C. Bathurst), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304510.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Durham, UK

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632029389

Online ISBN: 9781444304510

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Keywords:

  • phreatic versus vadose meteoric diagenesis of limestones - fossil water table;
  • Middle Pleistocene Belmont Formation of Bermuda, consisting beach-dune biocalcarenites;
  • Pleistocene stratigraphy of Bermuda consisting alternation of biocalcarenites and red soils;
  • Belmont Limestone, comprising Interglacial rock body;
  • marine phreatic Belmont beachrock, displaying isopachous “onion-skin”;
  • first-formed beachrock, passing into meteoric phreatic zone