Formation and Diagenesis of a Sub-Huronian Saprolith: Comparison with a Modern Weathering Profile

@inproceedings{Rainbird1990FormationAD,
  title={Formation and Diagenesis of a Sub-Huronian Saprolith: Comparison with a Modern Weathering Profile},
  author={Robert H. Rainbird and H. Wayne Nesbitt and J. A. Donaldson},
  year={1990}
}
An Early Proterozoic paleosol that preserves Archean granite protolith textures occurs beneath the Lorrain Formation in the Early Proterozoic Huronian Supergroup near Ville Marie, Quebec. Textural, mineralogical, and geochemical comparisons between this "saprolith" and a modern weathering profile developed on the Devonian Toorongo granodiorite in eastern Australia indicate similarities that can be attributed to the effects of primary weathering reactions. The comparison also reveals anomalous… CONTINUE READING

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