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Diagenesis and fluid flow in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico - regional zonation in the mineralogy and stable isotope composition of clay minerals in sandstone.

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DOI: doi: 10.2475/ajs.287.4.353

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Abstract

The Westwater Canyon Member of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation is a relatively homogeneous, hydrologically continuous 100-m-thick sequence of massive fluvial sandstone, bounded above and below by relatively heterogeneous, hydrologically discontinuous units and has served as a primary conduit for fluids within this stratigraphic interval. Patterns of mineral-fluid reactions suggest a basinwide hydrologic regime in which warm, evolved fluids migrated up-dip from the center of the basin under the influence of a regional hydraulic head. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Diagenesis and fluid flow in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico - regional zonation in the mineralogy and stable isotope composition of clay minerals in sandstone.
Series title:
American Journal of Science
DOI:
doi: 10.2475/ajs.287.4.353
Volume
287
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Journal of Science
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
353
Last page:
382
Number of Pages:
30