Lamont Geological Observatory Contribution No.1112.
AUTHIGENIC CEMENTATION OF SCORIACEOUS DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS WEST OF THE SOCIETY RIDGE, SOUTH PACIFIC1
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 105–118, September 1967
How to Cite
MORGENSTEIN, M. (1967), AUTHIGENIC CEMENTATION OF SCORIACEOUS DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS WEST OF THE SOCIETY RIDGE, SOUTH PACIFIC. Sedimentology, 9: 105–118. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1967.tb01333.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
- (Received May 29, 1967)
Harmotome-rich scorias and indurated tuffaceous mudstones occur in sediments west of the Society Ridge, South Pacific. Diagenetic alteration of mafic palagonite produces the following authigenic minerals: harmotome, phillipsite, goethite, limonite and montmorillonite. A major mode of induration of pyroclastic-rich marine sediments is the devitrification of mafic palagonite producing the following diagenetic cementing minerals: phillipsite, harmotome, limonite, and to some extent, manganese and ferromanganese oxides.