The Dolomite Problem : Control of Precipitation Kinetics by Temperature and Saturation State

  title={The Dolomite Problem : Control of Precipitation Kinetics by Temperature and Saturation State},
  author={Rolf S. Arvidson and Fred T. Mackenzie},
The mineral dolomite and the uncertainties surrounding its origin have attracted the attention of earth scientists for over a century. The core of the dolomite ‘‘problem’’ is the apparent paradox posed by the paucity of dolomite in modern marine depositional environments versus its relative abundance in the sedimentary rock record. Solving this problem requires knowledge of the conditions under which the mineral forms and the rate of precipitation under those conditions. As a working hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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