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Characterization of late-diagenetic calcites of the Devonian Southesk-Cairn Carbonate Complex (Alberta Basin): constraints from petrography, stable and radiogenic isotopes, fluid inclusion and organic matter maturity dataDownload
The Alberta Basin has been the subject of various diagenetic studies but the precise understanding of the processes behind deep burial cementation remains unclear. This study investigates late-diagenetic calcites from the Devonian Southesk-Cairn Carbonate Complex with the purpose of constraining...
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...
Diagenetic Controls on Hydrothermal Fluid Flow in the Osiris, Isis, and Isis East Carlin-Type Gold Showings, Nadaleen Trend, YukonDownload
Following ATAC Resources Ltd.’s 2010 discovery of the gold prospects in the Nadaleen Trend (Central Yukon), company geologists and consultants determined that Precambrian carbonate rocks within the trend contain large endowments of gold located in the hinges of anticlines and fault zones. ...
Eustatic and Tectonic Controls on the Development of the Stratigraphic Architecture of the Cayman Islands, British West IndiesDownload
The Paleogene to Neogene carbonate sedimentary successions that form the cores of each of the Cayman Islands, which are located within 150 km of each other, developed on isolated banks that were surrounded by deep oceanic water. Although each of the Cayman Islands has experienced uniform changes...
The Upper Devonian Grosmont shelf complex is the world’s largest heavy oil deposit hosted in carbonates, with an estimated >50 billion cubic meters (318 to probably 406 bbls) of initial volume in place. At present the Grosmont is not yet under production. This study involves log interpretation,...
Dating attempts on fossil material have thus far yielded mixed results. While successes have been reported on single specimens, most fossils are thought to have experienced a complex history that obscures a simple determination of age. For this thesis, transects along the cross-sections of 14...
Origin of Island Dolostone: Case Study of Cayman Formation (Miocene), Grand Cayman, British West IndiesDownload
Grand Cayman is located on an isolated fault block that is part of the Cayman Ridge that defines the southern margin of the North American Plate. The exposed part of the Oligocene to Pleistocene carbonate succession that forms the island comprises the Bluff Group (Brac Formation, Cayman...