Closely spaced twin lamellae in limestones as an indicator of deep-burial diagenesis

@article{Simonsen1992CloselyST,
  title={Closely spaced twin lamellae in limestones as an indicator of deep-burial diagenesis},
  author={Jesper Schantz Simonsen and Gerald Manfred Friedman},
  journal={Carbonates and Evaporites},
  year={1992},
  volume={7},
  pages={38-47}
}
Lamellae in limestone form in response to stress induced by either tectonic disturbance or great burial depth. The abundance of lamellae is proportional to the level of induced stress, and as burial depth increases, so does the abundance of lamellae. Therefore, the texture of closely spaced lamellae in limestone is diagnostic of deep-burial diagenesis. Examples are reviewed from areas of tectonic disturbance, experimentally simulated deepburial conditions, samples from depths of 9.1 km, and… CONTINUE READING

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