Title

Origins of Dolomite in the Offshore Facies of the Bonneterre Formation (Cambrian), Southeast Missouri

Abstract

Describes dolomitized algal bioherms and associated shelf carbonates that were deposited around the Precambrian St. Francois Mountains, which were islands during Late Cambrian time. West of the dolomitized shelf carbonates, the offshore facies of the Bonneterre consists of a deeper water limestone and shale sequence composed of oolitic and skeletal wackestones and packstones interbedded with silty lime mudstones and green illitic shales.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Bioherm; Bonneterre Formation; Cambrian; Dolomite; Offshore Facies; Shelf Carbonate; USA, Missouri

Geographic Coverage

Southeastern Missouri

Time Period

Cambrian

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1988 SEPM, All rights reserved.

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