Rapid growth rates of syndepositional marine aragonite cements in steep marginal slope deposits, Bahamas and Belize

G. M. Grammer, R. N. Ginsburg, P. K. Swart, D. F. McNeill, A. J.T. Jull, D. R. Prezbindowski

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Provides the first quantitative data on growth rates of marine carbonate cements in a marginal slope environment. The data indicate that marginal slope deposits may lithify within several tens of years and suggest that "geologically instantaneous' cementation may be critical in stabilizing steep carbonate slope deposits at or above angles of repose. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-989
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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