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Sulfur diagenesis in everglades peat and origin of pyrite in coal

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Abstract

The pattern of sulfur transformation in peat across the Everglades basin indicates that pyrite formation in organic-rich swamps depends on the use of organic oxysulfur compounds in dissimilatory respiration by sulfur-reducing bacteria. This paragenesis explains the primary distribution of sulfur compounds in low-sulfur coals and possibly in most coals and many organic-rich soils and sediments. It also accounts for the occurrence of framboidal pyrite bound in fossil tissue in coal and sediments.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sulfur diagenesis in everglades peat and origin of pyrite in coal
Series title:
Science
Volume
221
Issue:
4607
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
221
Last page:
227
Number of Pages:
7