Fine-grained carbonates in nearly closed reef environments: Mataiva and Takapoto atolls, Central Pacific Ocean

@inproceedings{Adjas1990FinegrainedCI,
  title={Fine-grained carbonates in nearly closed reef environments: Mataiva and Takapoto atolls, Central Pacific Ocean},
  author={Arab Adjas and J. Mass{\'e} and Lucien F. Montaggioni},
  year={1990}
}
Abstract The nature, origin and mode of accumulation of fine-grained carbonate sediments have been investigated in the nearly enclosed lagoons of two French Polynesian atolls (Mataiva and Takapoto). The fine-sized fraction ( > 20 μm ) is substantially higher in amount (70% of the total fine sediments on average) than the mud portion and may increase volumetrically (90–99%) in some localities. Aragonite is the predominant mineral present (90% of the total calcium carbonate), the fines appear to… CONTINUE READING

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