Dolomitization and Dolomite Neomorphism in the Back Reef Facies of the Bonneterre and Davis Formations (Cambrian), Southeastern Missouri
The back reef subfacies were deposited on tidal flats and in shallow lagoons that existed in the St. Francois Mountains of southeast Missouri during late Cambrian time. They were subjected to a complex diagenetic history involving both early and late diagenetic dolomitization and dolomite neomorphism. Fine crystalline, planar dolomite was formed during early diagenetic dolomitization of the cryptalgalaminate subfacies by a fluid approaching seawater composition. Coarse crystalline, nonplanar dolomite was formed as a result of neomorphism of pre-existing planar dolomite and dolomitization of peloid mudstones, after burial, accompanying mineralization in southeast Missouri.
J. M. Gregg and K. L. Shelton, "Dolomitization and Dolomite Neomorphism in the Back Reef Facies of the Bonneterre and Davis Formations (Cambrian), Southeastern Missouri," Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 549-562, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Jul 1990.
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Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Bonneterre Formation; Cambrian; Davis Formation; Dolomite; Lagoon; Limestone; Mineralization; Neomorphism; Sea Water; USA, Missouri
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