Palynological processing of organic-rich rocks, or: How many times have you called a palyniferous sample "barren"?

@inproceedings{Eshet1996PalynologicalPO,
  title={Palynological processing of organic-rich rocks, or: How many times have you called a palyniferous sample "barren"?},
  author={Yoram Eshet and Ramses P. Hoek},
  year={1996}
}
Abstract Campanian-Maastrichtian organic-rich carbonate and marl successions in Israel contain abundant unstructured, fluffy organic matter. Samples from these sections, which were processed by standard palynological techniques, were found to be almost completely devoid of any structured palynomorphs. On the other hand, 8–12 hours of controlled bleaching by sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) yielded extremely rich and diverse palynological assemblages dominated by dinoflagellate cysts with… CONTINUE READING