Accession Number : AD0286266

Title :   The Carbonate Geochemistry and Sedimentology of the Keys of Florida Bay, Florida.

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : FLEECE,JAMES B.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The texture and mineralogy of the sediments comprising the ores from Florida Bay indicate that the over-all depositional environment in the area studied has remained fairly constant for the past 4000 years. There is some evidence which suggests that the material at the base of each core was deposited at approximately the same time and under very similar conditions. The data in icate that in less than 4000 years several significant geochemical diagenetic alterations have occurred in the carbonate sediments. There is a significant loss of high-magnesium calcite at the base of all the cores. The statistical tests for correlations show that there are a great number of weak interdependences between the ten sediment properties studied. This indicates the extremely complex nature of the process of carbonate sedimentation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENTATION, CALCITE, CARBON, CARBONATES, MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS, NITROGEN, PARTICLES, SAND, SOILS, STRONTIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE