Hawaii Institute of Geophysics Contribution No. 314.
MICROPROBE STUDY OF DIAGENESIS IN CALCAREOUS ALGAE1
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
Volume 14, Issue 1-2, pages 113–123, April 1970
How to Cite
MOBERLY, R. (1970), MICROPROBE STUDY OF DIAGENESIS IN CALCAREOUS ALGAE. Sedimentology, 14: 113–123. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1970.tb00185.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Received July 28, 1969
Initial results of investigation of the diagenesis of calcareous algae by electron microprobe are:
- 1A few conceptacles and other cavities in Recent algae specimens are partly to completely filled with younger carbonate. In contrast to the surrounding skeleton of about 10–20% mol MgCO3-calcite, these deposits are either very low (0–2%) or very high (15–50%) in MgCO3 content.
- 2Highest magnesian values in Recent algae studied are thought to be in high-Mg calcites rather than in any other phase, with very few possible exceptions.
- 3Calcian dolomite replacing fossil algae in cores from Eniwetok Atoll commonly has Ca-rich lenses resembling exsolution laminae.