Evidence for hot Mississippi Valley-type brines in the Reelfoot Rift complex, south-central United States, in Late Pennsylvanian-Early Permian

@inproceedings{Leach1997EvidenceFH,
  title={Evidence for hot Mississippi Valley-type brines in the Reelfoot Rift complex, south-central United States, in Late Pennsylvanian-Early Permian},
  author={David L. Leach and L. E. Apodaca and John E. Repetski and John William Powell and Elisabeth L. Rowan},
  year={1997}
}
  • David L. Leach, L. E. Apodaca, +2 authors Elisabeth L. Rowan
  • Published 1997
  • Geology
  • Petrographic and fluid inclusion studies of sparry dolomite cement from Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician rocks and conodont thermal-alteration indices provide evidence that hot Mississippi Valley–type brines were once present in the Reelfoot rift complex. The cathodoluminescent microstratigraphy of sparry dolomite cement in the Reelfoot rift resembles that of sparry dolomite cement associated with widespread Mississippi Valley–type mineral deposition in the Ozark region. If correlative… CONTINUE READING

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