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Cenozoic ‘island dolostones’ are found on islands throughout the oceans of the world. Due to their geological youth and lack of deep burial, these dolostones provide an opportunity to resolve some of the mysteries surrounding the dolomite problem. In island dolostone bodies, which are of variable...
Spatial variations in the stoichiometry and geochemistry of Miocene dolomite from Grand Cayman: Implications for the origin of island dolostone.Download
The Cayman Formation (Miocene), ~ 140 m thick on Grand Cayman, is incompletely dolomitized with the most of the dolomite restricted to the peripheral part of the island. These calcium-rich dolomites, with 50–60 mol%CaCO3 (%Ca), are divided into low-calcium dolomite (LCD, %Ca < 55%) and...
Diagenesis in limestone-dolostone successions after 1 million years of sea level fluctuations: A case study from Grand Cayman, British West Indies.Download
Meteoric diagenesis in young marine carbonate sediments has commonly been linked to fluctuations in Quaternary glacio-eustatic sea levels. The extent to which these sea-level changes are recorded in these carbonate successions, however, remains questionable. This is amply demonstrated by the...